KEARNEY, NE — A Kearney Public Schools administrator is among those being considered by the Nebraska School Activities Association to become its next executive director.

The NSAA announced four finalists for the position on Wednesday. They are Mark Armstrong, Athletics and Activities Director at Lincoln Southwest High School; Jon Cerny, Superintendent at Bancroft-Rosalie Public School; John Krogstrand, Director of Athletics for Omaha Public Schools; and Dr. Chris Loofe, Associate Superintendent for Kearney Public Schools.

Current Executive Director Jay Bellar is retiring at the end of June after serving in this role since 2018.

The NSAA says interviews will be held in Lincoln on November 29 and 30.

Loofe took over as KPS associate superintendent this school year after Jason Mundorf was elevated to district superintendent. He retained his role as finance director, a position he held since 2021. Previously, he worked as principal at Kearney High for three years and was an assistant principal and athletic director at Millard West High School.