KEARNEY, NE — Kearney Public Schools is adding an eastern Nebraska school superintendent to its administrative staff.

KPS announced on Monday that Dr. Dan Endorf will join the district as its Director of Student Services and Safety. Endorf is the Superintendent at North Bend Central Public Schools and has worked in that role since 2010.

“Dr. Endorf is a decorated administrator who has been a leader for many years in a variety of school systems,” Jason Mundorf, KPS Associate Superintendent and recently announced 22-23 KPS Superintendent said in a news release. “He will be a collaborative leader who understands the tasks he is charged with leading. He will keep a close eye on the district’s safety and security.”

The position is a new addition to the KPS administrative team.

“School safety is and will continue to be an emphasis in every school district across the nation,” Endorf said.  “With approximately 6,500 students and staff counting on us every day, it’s of extreme importance to be proactive and prepared regarding safety protocols.”

In a news release, Endorf praised Kearney’s “world-class educational system” and community feel.

“My heart had students in mind when I became a teacher; this position affords me the opportunity to concentrate on the entire student experience taking into account all of the exceptionalities and unique traits each and every student possesses,” Endorf said.  

Before going to North Bend, Endorf worked in administrative roles at York and Waverly. He was chosen as the Nebraska Rural Community Schools Association’s State Superintendent of the Year in 2019.