Dr. Mark Adler

          Important Superintendent Documents        
Core Leadership Beliefs
Examples of Leadership
Supt & Pay Transparency Notice 2016-2019
Pay Transparency 2017-2020
Superintendent Contract 2016-2019
Superintendent's Contract 2017-2020
Superintendent Appraisal

Phone: 402-898-3408


Through an executive school leadership position, to facilitate the integration of all teaching fields, levels, and educational opportunities into one comprehensive educational program in which students will gain skills and knowledge that will help them to become productive citizens and life long learners in such a diverse and complex society.


University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182
Educational Doctorate in Educational Administration
Conferred: December 2008

University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, NE 68849
Master of Arts in Educational Administration
Conferred: May 1996

Kearney State College, Kearney, NE 68849
Bachelor of Arts in Education
Conferred: May 1991
Field endorsement in Industrial Technology Education


Includer, Positivity, Discipline, Arranger, Strategic


The Effect of Rural High School Combination Supplemental Literacy Program on Emerging Readers' Achievement, Engagement, and Behavior Outcomes



Superintendent of Schools
Ralston Public Schools—District #54 (7/2012 - present)
Ralston, NE 68127
Supervisor: Board of Education

Adjunct Instructor - University of Nebraska at Omaha (10/2012 - present)
Educational Leadership Department
Omaha, NE 68182
Supervisor: Dr. Dick Christie

Assistant Superintendent for Business Services

Ralston Public Schools—District #54 (7/2008 - 6/2012)
Ralston, NE 68127
Supervisor: Dr. Jerry Riibe, Superintendent

High School Principal
Nebraska City Public Schools--District #111 (8/2000 - 7/2008)
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Supervisor: Dr. Keith Rohwer, Superintendent

Secondary Principal--Activities Director—Drafting Instructor
Elgin Public Schools--District #18 (8/1995 - 5/2000)
Elgin, NE 68636
Supervisor: Mr. Dwaine Uttecht, Superintendent

Industrial Technology Instructor--Head Football Coach
Petersburg Public Schools--District #36 (8/91 - 5/95)
Petersburg, NE 68652
Supervisor: Mrs. Mary Thieman, Principal

Nebraska Army National Guard (5/87 - 5/93)
Company D, 2-134 IN. (M) Hastings, NE 68901
Sergeant (E-5), Squad Leader Position
Honorable Discharge


Nebraska Council of School Administrators
Nebraska Association of School Administrators
American Association of School Administrators
Greater Nebraska Superintendent's Organization
National Association of Secondary School Principals (Associate Member)
Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce
Ralston American Legion Post #373

Ralston City Council Sports Committee 
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church


AdvancED--North Central Association/Commission on Accreditation and
School Improvement--Nebraska State Council Member (2002-2011)
Midlands Superintendent Academy Inaugural Class (2013-2014)

Nebraska Association of School Business Officials—Secretary (2012)
Nebraska Council on Teacher Education--Council Member (2005-Present)
Nebraska Council on Teacher Education—Committee Chair (2010-Present)
Nebraska Council on Teacher Education - Council Chairman (2013-Present)

NJUMP State Council Member (2008-Present)
NJUMP State Council Member Gas Purchasing Committee (2011-Present)
Executive Council-People United for Families Organization (2000-2008)
Council President-First Evangelical Lutheran Church (Past Duty)
Nebraska Educational Leadership Institute Inaugural Class (2003-2004)
Executive Council - Arbor Day Planning & Administration (Past Duty)

Challenge Course Facilitator at Camp Catron Retreat Center (Past Duty)


Gretna Public Schools—AdvancED Readiness Visit Chair (April 2009)
Bellevue Public Schools—AdvancED Team Member ( September 2009)
Hastings Public Schools—AdvancED Team Vice Chair (November 2010)
Westside High School—AdvancED Team Chair (March 2011)
Bennington Public Schools—AdvancED Team Vice Chair (February 2012)
Weeping Water Public Schools—Frameworks Team Chair (February 2012)
St. Edward Public Schools - Frameworks Team Chair (April 2013)
Wayne Community Schools - AdvancED Team Vice Chair (April 2014)
South Sioux City Community Schools - Frameworks Team Chair (March 2015)


  • Spending time with family and friends
  • Coaching and supporting my kids in activities and academics
  • Reading and researching current educational paradigms
  • Exercising and keeping healthy
  • Golfing, working in my yard, and home renovation and improvement
  • Cultivating a higher spiritual relationship and understanding
  • Traveling
  • Attending school activities and supporting the Ralston Rams


  • Help facilitate the development and implementation of quality classroom based and criterion referenced assessments
  • Supervise and direct cabinet level administration
  • Supervise and direct building level administration
  • Oversee and approve General Fund, Building Fund, Depreciation Fund, and Activity Fund Transactions
  • Oversee and approve activity and educational transportation schedules
  • Provide input, collaboration, and direction in building annual school schedules and staffing needs
  • Co-Evaluate all administrative staff and counsel accordingly
  • Complete various local, state, and federal reports annually
  • Assist with directing and facilitating continuous school improvement process
  • Help facilitate best practice instruction through analysis of research
  • Enhance Public Relations through being visual and a part of Community Service Organizations
  • Prepare and direct meetings and communications when needed
  • Help implement educational programs as needed
  • Help facilitate keeping accurate school records on students and staff and enforce school district policies
  • Help enforce all school rules and policies
  • Manage and secure district financial assets and risk management
  • Oversee employee benefit and salary dissemination
  • Oversee food service director and nutrition program
  • Direct District Safety and Security Program
  • Oversee and direct Buildings and Grounds director and program
  • Oversee and direct Custodian Director and custodial program
  • Co-Direct district technology staff and technology plan implementation
  • Oversee and approve monthly bills and expenditures
  • Organize and plan annual budget for BOE Approval
  • Attend and advise BOE at BOE meetings and work sessions
  • Plan and monitor district debt reduction program
  • Manage and coordinate the outlined purchasing and bidding process
  • Supervise accounting staff in the preparation and maintenance of financial records, statements, and annual audit
  • Serve as CEO of the Ralston Schools Foundation
  • Lead and coordinate the District Strategic Planning Process
  • Develop and implement appropriate Board of Education educational opportunities
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive health and wellness program for students and staff

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