• I am currently serving my 18th and last year as Superintendent of Schools for the Parkston School District.  At the close of this year, I will be retiring from education.  I have been a school administrator for 27 of my 31 year career.  During this time, things have changed dramatically.  One consistent however are the children.   I have been truly blessed to have been entrusted with the education of so many children over the years.  I am humbled with the experience.

    My career began in August of 1990 when I taught history, government, economics, computer and coached football and basketball, for the Hecla School District, Hecla, South Dakota.  I spent one year in Hecla before moving to Frederick.  In Frederick, I spent three years teaching and coaching and also earning my Master’s Degree in School Administration from Northern State University.  I took my first administrative job with the Sully Buttes School District.  I served as the secondary principal and athletic director.  I spent nine years in Sully Buttes, earning my Specialist Degree in School District Administration from the University of South Dakota.  For the last five years, I served as the Superintendent of Schools.  My next job brought me to Parkston, who has had only three Superintendents over the last 50 years.

    During this last year, Molly and I are making a new home in Sioux Falls.  I am blessed with four children and am looking forward to taking a few months of retirement before looking for a second career, something that does not include checking roads at 4 am!

    Thank you for visiting.  Once the district begins their search for my replacement, you will find additional information regarding the search on this page.

    Shayne McIntosh