A choice for the future

The New Prague Area School Board chose Tim Dittberner to lead the district as its next superintendent.

Dittberner is no stranger to the New Prague district. He has served as middle school principal for the last 10 years. During that time, the school has established itself as a strong performer in state testing, consistently coming out at or near the top when compared to similar school districts.

Those who have known Dittberner know that he is a driven personality. He is a hard worker, and he expects the same from those he works with.

Whenever he gave a presentation to the school board, you could tell his message was well thought out, and a lot of preparation went into them.

The superintendent’s post has been one of constant change since Frankie Poplau left the district in 2006. The district has had three different superintendents, as well as two “acting” superintendents. What the district needs most, besides a sound, strong decision-maker, is someone with a commitment to the district. Dittberner said during an interview this week that he would like to put in 10 years or more into this job. He has shown commitment to the community. 

Dittberner is part of a strong administrative team that has helped keep the district running smoothly despite the constant changeover in the superintendent’s position for the last seven years.

Six of the seven school board members picked Dittberner as their top choice against a very strong and experienced candidate in Greg Winter. When it came time to offer the contract, all seven board members voted in favor. 

It is their hope, and our expectation that Dittberner will show strong leadership for the district for many years to come.