Greetings! My name is David Nicholas and I have the great fortune to serve as Superintendent of schools for Washakie County School District No. 1. This is the start of my eleventh year in Worland – what a pleasure it has been to serve this district!
My wife, Kathy, and I have four sons and three grandchildren. We have one boy left in high school, and two in college. With just one son left in high school we have a little more time to follow our grandkids in their activities. Watching a grandchild do anything is very special! As students, our own boys got what they worked for. All of them are smart enough to get good grades – if they work at it. We like the idea of the “growth mind set” that smart is not just something you are, but something you can work for. The harder you work, the more rewards you earn. Trying to get the boys to see that is a project that keeps Kathy and I busy every day!
My career started in South Dakota where I served two different school districts as an administrator and where I received my education. I obtained my specialist from the University of Sioux Falls, and my Masters from SDSU. I graduated from Custer SD high school but went to grade school in Ree Heights, SD. I grew up on a ranch with many cousins as neighbors and we were blessed with a simple upbringing where fun was just being outdoors and riding our horses, fishing, and hunting.
I have the opportunity to serve as a school leader largely because the adults in my life never gave up on me. Second chances are real to me, and I know the value of role models. In my capacity as a school leader, I endeavor to inspire our leadership team to build positive relationships with kids that will make a difference. We know teachers have the biggest impact on student learning. In my opinion, teachers are the neatest folks in every town and schools are the center of every community.
We make every effort to help staff create a great learning experience for your child. If you have concerns or would like to visit about our school district, do stop by, email, or give me a call. Thank you for letting us partner with you in creating a future for your child.