At a special meeting on November 14, 2017 the Board
of School Trustees, Attica Consolidated School Corporation (ACSC) appointed
Mrs. Sheri Hardman as Superintendent of Schools. Mrs. Hardman was one of 16 candidates the Board
reviewed to identify its next leader.
With input from a broad-based community committee the Board unanimously
selected Mrs. Hardman.
Mrs. Hardman is currently Superintendent of
Schools at the Elk Point-Jefferson School District (EPJ) in Elk Point, South
Dakota. A 1996 graduate of Black Hills
State University with a double major in Elementary and Special Education she
furthered her education with an MS degree in Educational Administration from
Dakota Wesleyan University, an Educational Specialist degree in Educational
Administration from the University of Sioux Falls and is currently a candidate
for an Ed.D. from the University of South Dakota.
Prior to her appointment as Superintendent of EPJ
in 2014 she served for six years as Superintendent/PK-4 Principal with the
Kimball School District in Kimball, SD.
From 1997 to 2008 she taught special education students in grades K-12
in Mitchell and Brookings SD and Ruthton MN.
While at EPJ she saw her school named a State Exemplar by the ACT College & Career Readiness Campaign, was named one of America’s Best High Schools by US News & World Report and was ranked 7th
highest in the state on the state School Performance Index with an achieved
graduation rate of 95%. She organized
and implemented a K-12 leadership team into the district focused on school
improvement and student success.
Mrs. Hardman brings a wealth of successful experience
in technology integration in education, facilities management and regular and
special educational program development.
Her successes include an outstanding ability to attract grant awards to
her district for both educational programing and facility enhancements.
The Board believes Mrs. Hardman will bring visionary leadership to the ACSC along with exceptional communication and strong interpersonal skills that will combine with ACSC’s outstanding faculty and staff to make her a successful advocate for all students, staff and the entire Attica community.
Mrs. Hardman will begin duties in January 2018.