Dan J. Schnoes, Ed.D.


Thirty nine years of experience in education and administration; ESU Chief Executive Officer; administrator (superintendent, principal, assistant principal, and activities director); junior high and senior high teacher and coach; provided in-service training to many teachers and administrators across the nation.


May 2008                    Doctorate, Educational Administration

                                    University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

                                    Dissertation: Perceptions of Youth Sports in Nebraska


December 2007           Specialist, Educational Administration

          University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


May 1995                    Master of Science, Educational Administration

         University of Nebraska – Omaha, Omaha, NE


May 1982                    Bachelor of Arts, Education

                                    Midland Lutheran College, Fremont, NE



July 1, 2014                Educational Service Unit #3, La Vista, NE

to present                    Chief Executive Officer


July 1, 2012                DC West Community Schools, Valley, NE

to June, 2014              Superintendent


August, 2011               DC West Community Schools, Valley, NE

to June, 2012               Principal, Middle and High School


August, 1996 -             Yutan Public Schools, Yutan, NE

June, 2011                   Principal, Junior / Senior High School


August, 1995-              Madison Public Schools, Madison, NE

July, 1996                    Administration K-12/Act. Dir.


1988-1995                   Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home, Boys Town, NE

                                    Coordinator, Education Training Department


1986-1988                   Pressley Ridge Schools, Pittsburgh, PA

                                    Administrator / School Liaison


1983-1986                   Shelby Public Schools, Shelby, NE

                                    Physical Education and Health Instructor JH/SH

                                    Social Science Instructor JH/SH



                            Nebraska Council of School Administrators (NCSA)

American Association of School Administrators (AASA)

Association of Service Agencies (AESA)

Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB)

National School Board Association (NSBA)

Metropolitan Omaha Educational Consortium (MOEC)

Omaha Suburban Rotary

Nebraska Schoolmasters


Current Committees: 

ESU Coordinating Council:    

       Executive Committee (Treasurer)

                                                            Budget and Finance Committee

                                                            Legislative Committee


Nebraska Department of Education:

                                                            Superintendent Advisory Committee

                                                            State Accreditation Committee


MOEC (Metropolitan Omaha Education Committee)

                                                            Executive Committee


Nebraska Association of School Boards:

                                                            Whole Child Board


School Mental Health Summit/Forum:

                                                            Planning Committee


Systems of Care:

                                                            Region 6 Systems of Care

                                                            State Implementation Committee


Court Improvement Project

                                                            Planning Committee


Suburban Rotary:

                                                            Scholarship Committee

                                                            Board of Directors



2022-2023 Contract