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Mr. Frank Dahman, Superintendent
Frank Dahman began as Superintendent on July 1, 2015. He previously had served as Superintendent in the Miami R-I School District for four years. Prior to that, his experience included eight years as principal at Clinton High School, one year as executive director of Southwest Charter School, three years as assistant principal at Harrisonville High School, and two years as assistant principal/activities director at Nevada High School.

He earned his Education Specialist in Superintendency from the University of Central Missouri. His master’s in Secondary School Administration is from Central Missouri State University and he has a bachelor’s in physical education from Central Missouri State as well.

Mr. Dahman is a member of the American Association of School Administrators and the Missouri Association of School Administrators. He has previously been a member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals, the Southwest Missouri District Secondary Principals Association, and the Central Missouri District Secondary Principals Association.

He served as Central District President and Vice President and twice received the Consummate Professional Award from MASSP.

Mr. Dahman serves on the UCM College of Education Advisory Committee, and the Central Regional Professional Development Center Advisory Board. He is also an Adjunct Instructor in Education Administration for William Woods University.

He has presented at the Powerful Learning Conference, the KCTechNet iPad Conference, the Missouri Association of Rural Educators Conference, the Regional Consortium for Education and Technology Conference, and the Missouri Association of Secondary Schools Conference. His conference presentations have focused on the implementation of technology in schools.

Mr. Dahman serves on the Harrisonville Chamber of Commerce Board and is a member of the Harrisonville Kiwanis Club.

He and his wife, Nora, have two children, both graduates of Harrisonville High School, and two grandchildren. They reside in Harrisonville.

Mr. Dan Erholtz, Assistant Superintendent
Dan Erholtz began as Assistant Superintendent in 2015. Prior to that, he was the principal at McEowen Elementary School for 13 years. He was an elementary school teacher in Lee’s Summit teaching fourth and sixth grades for 11 years.

He has also served as the Harrisonville Schools Summer School Director since 2002.

Mr. Erholtz holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from St. Cloud State University, a Master’s Degree in Elementary School Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a Specialist’s Degree in Administration/Superintendency from William Woods University.

He is an adjunct professor for William Woods University and a member of both the Missouri Association of School Administrators and the Missouri Association of School Personnel Administrators. Mr. Erholtz is also a member of the Harrisonville Rotary Club.

Mr. Erholtz and his wife Kim reside in Lee’s Summit and they have three children.

Dr. Steve Ritter, Director of Academic & Student Services
Dr. Steve Ritter is the Director of Academic and Student Services. He began his tenure in Harrisonville in 2015.

He served as Principal at Lakeland High School for four years and Assistant Principal at Clinton High School for two years. While at Clinton, he also served as the A+ Coordinator. He taught social studies in Clinton for five years and at Crest Ridge High School for one year.

Dr. Ritter has also taught courses for the University of Central Missouri and State Fair Community College.

He is a member of the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals and the UCM Educational Leadership School Administration Advisory Committee. He is past president of the Central District for MASSP.

Dr. Ritter has presented at numerous regional and statewide conferences including the Missouri Powerful Learning Conference, the Missouri Association for Rural Education Conference, and the MASSP Conference. He’s also presented at the National Rural Education Association Conference.

Dr. Ritter and his wife, Katie, have two children and reside in Chilhowee.
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