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Name:

Toby Conrad

High School Principal

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Contact Info:

Email:

tconrad@decatursd.com

About Me

Educational History:

I graduated from Miami High School in Miami, OK. in 1985.  Next, I graduated from Fort Scott Community College in 1994. I attended Pittsburgh State University and graduated in 2005 with my BS in education and also in 2009 with an MS in building leadership.  I will graduate from Arkansas State University-Jonesboro in 2019 (hopefully).

 

Degrees and Certifications:

Associates of Science degree

Bachelor’s degree in Science Education (Biology Major)

Master’s degree in Building Leadership

Specialist’s degree in District Leadership

Current Position:

I began my teaching career at Crest Schools in Colony, KS.  I also taught at Pleasanton and Osawatomie Schools in KS as well.  I taught students in grades 6-12 at those schools and taught Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Physical Science, Earth Science, and Physics as well.  I coached football for three years too.  I started my administrative career in 2010 in a small community in Western, KS. before moving to Decatur in 2014.  I am now the principal and athletic director and I am starting year number six here in Decatur.

Previous Position:

I started my teaching career in 2005.  Before my teaching career began, I ran grocery stores and meat departments for a large chain of stores.  In 1998, I did buy and own my own grocery store and locker plant (beef and hog processing facility) for a few years before returning to large chain grocery stores.  These experiences outside of education are what allow me to have the biggest positive impact on today’s students. I can relate the world outside of education to their world and help teach them about opportunities that exist after high school. That is my goal.

Family Information:

I married my wife, Gina, on Oct 24, 1997.  We have three beautiful children, all of which are grown.  My oldest son, Colby, is a principal and my son Wil is a chemist.  My daughter, MacKenzy, is a social worker. Colby has a beautiful daughter named Estella Jane and she is our first grandchild. She is the light of all of our lives.

Personal Information:

My main hobbies are loving on my granddaughter, playing racquetball, cutting wood, and making ink pens and items of the sort out of deer antler.  I am an avid hunter and I love to fish.  I am a private pilot, certified scuba diver, and at one time I used to skydive quite a bit.  I even tried bull riding once and broke my arm on my first ride.  I decided that may not be the best hobby for me:)  I am a daredevil at heart.

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