Mr. Dan McMinimee has an extensive background in both school and District administration. Prior to serving as the Superintendent for New America School-Colorado, Mr. McMinimee was the Superintendent of Schools in Jefferson County, Colorado. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education, Director of High School Education, and various other administrative roles in Douglas County School District. Prior to these roles, Mr. McMinimee served as founding Principal for Rock Canyon High School in Douglas County and as Principal of Sprague High School in Salem-Keizer School District in Oregon. He has also served as an Assistant Principal and an Athletic Director, rounding out a comprehensive administrative career.
In addition to administrative practice, Mr. McMinimee possesses considerable teaching experience, having taught in Cherry Creek Public Schools (CO), Boulder Valley Public Schools (CO), Beaverton Public Schools (OR), Silverton Union School District (OR), Salem-Keizer School District (OR), and at Adams State College (CO).
Mr. McMinimee attended the University of Southern Colorado as a scholarship football athlete and graduated from Adams State College in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education, K-12. He continued his athletic career as the Graduate Assistant Football Coach at Adams State College and Oregon State University, where he received a Master of Arts degree in Education with a Minor in Human Performance in May 1991. As a Master’s recipient, Mr. McMinimee participated in basic and standard administrative licensure programs at Portland State University and executive leadership programs at the University of Colorado at Denver, preparing him for Central office roles.
Dan McMinimee has dedicated his professional and personal life to serving the public education system and has a long history of advocating on behalf of students and staff, striving to create the conditions for their success.