Superintendent Dr. Dan Bittman
Dr. Dan Bittman, Minnesota Association of School Administrators’ 2016 Superintendent of the Year, has served as Superintendent of ISD 728 since July 1, 2017. Previously, he served as Superintendent of the Sauk Rapids-Rice School District since 2010. Prior to that time, he served as Assistant Commissioner at the Minnesota Department of Education, Director of Elementary and Secondary Schools in the Centennial School District, and as a Director in the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada. Throughout his career, he was named as Coach of the Year, Teacher of the Year, and the 2016 Minnesota Superintendent of the Year.
Dr. Bittman earned his B.A. Degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in Secondary Education, specializing in Spanish, Psychology, and Coaching, and his M. Ed and Ed.D in Educational Leadership and Higher Education from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
He was appointed by Governor Pawlenty and served a four-year term on the Minnesota Board of Teaching as Minnesota’s Administrative Representative, and has served in an official capacity on numerous Boards and/or Committees such as, but not limited to, the St. Cloud Area Chamber, Great River Rotary, Better Living: Exercise and Nutrition Daily (BLEND), Minnesota Association for School Administrators, Partners for Student Success, and the St. Cloud State University Teacher Preparation Institute.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, which often includes attending various athletic and music-related events, traveling, and reading.
Dr. Bittman is known for forging relationships within his communities, his leadership, and his excitement and passion for education. He’s set to deliver on our continued mission - to educate, inspire, and empower our diverse learners, to shape their futures, to accomplish their dreams and to contribute positively to our local and global communities.