The Nebraska State Association of Secondary School Principals has selected Johnnie Ostermeyer as the 2018 Outstanding New Principal of the Year.
This award is presented annually to a Principal who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in their school, region, and at the state level. The winner will have demonstrated their enthusiasm for the Principalship by support from students, parents, teachers and peers.
Mr. Ostermeyer has been in education since 2003 and has been the Principal at Crofton Jr./Sr. High School since 2015. Mr. Ostermeyer has been a member of the Nebraska Council of School Administrators (NCSA), the Nebraska State Association of Secondary School Principals (NSASSP), and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) for three years.
While in Washington, D.C. Mr. Ostermeyer lead a round-table discussion on interventions for all students, with a focus on at-risk, struggling students.
Corey Dahl, Superintendent of Crofton Community School, praised Mr. Ostermeyer, noting, “Mr. Ostermeyer holds high expectations for all students.
He is very consistent and fair regarding student discipline.
By being consistent and fair the students have also gained respect for his expectations. “Crofton Community Club President, Joyce Stevens commented, “Mr. Ostermeyer makes a mark in the community by working together with the parents, families and business owners and becoming a volunteer himself. He is embracing the community in which he lives and is open to ideas.
Mr. Ostermeyer is a ﬁerce advocate for education; he has a heart of compassion for issues and challenges facing the youth, especially in the area of education and the diversity of learning styles with children. “
Mitchell Hofer, a teacher at Crofton Community Schools states, “Every organization is guided by the moral compass of its leaders. I ﬁnd Mr. Ostermeyer to be a man of deep ethics and steadfast principles. The decisions he makes as an administrator are ﬁrst and foremost guided by what he believes to be truly right and good for this school.
Ultimately, what Mr. Ostermeyer wants from every person that works here is for them to do their best every single day. He relentlessly champions this ethos by example.”
Mr. Ostermeyer received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics Education in 2003 and his Master of Science Degree in Education, School Ad- ministration 7-12 from Wayne State College.
Prior to becoming the Jr./Sr. High School Principal at Crofton, Mr. Ostermeyer taught math at Woodbury Central Community School District, South Sioux City Community Schools and was also the Assistant Principal/Activities Director at Pierce High School.
Johnnie states, “I would like to thank ﬁrst oﬀ my wife Robyn Ostermeyer for her faith, love, and understanding through all the long late nights with activities, meetings, and master classes as well as my tree children Ryah, Mayson, and Addyson. My mother Mary Ostermeyer for her patience in raising me, my late father Larry Ostermeyer I know he would have been proud, along with the other family members that have encouraged me along the way. I also want to thank Mark Brahmer of Pierce High School for being a great mentor and friend. Finally, the Crofton School District and Community for em- bracing me. I am truly blessed to be a part of this outstanding school district.”