Craig Oftedahl

Thank you, Luverne teachers!        During the past six weeks, I have been reminded many times why I became an educator. It has been and always will be about the students for me.        As a teacher, coach, principal, athletic director, and now as a superintendent, I always wanted students to have...
Luverne Schools Superintendent Craig Oftedahl received passing grades during his annual evaluation by School Board members. Each of the seven board members rated Oftedahl on four performance and two professional development goals set last year. Each goal was rated as 1 for unsatisfactory, 2 for...
This is somewhat an unusual title to an article in September, but each year at school, we get to experience a new beginning in September.  Our tremendous staff members are busy prepping for the return of students and anxiously await the arrival of friendly faces, smiling students, giddy parents and...
I’ve worked in schools for 30 years and every fall I am impressed and inspired by the energy of students when they come back to school. It’s an exciting time of year for the kids, for parents and for teachers. The theme for this school year is “Purpose, Passion, Pride … Making a Difference.”...
Last year local business, education and government professionals gathered in Luverne to discuss a career and vocational education program. The discussion is now expanding to include parents and students. Ed Elbers, a retired businessman and former sheriff, initiated the November 2014 discussion,...
Luverne Public Schools Superintendent Craig Oftedahl holds one of his “LUV Notes.” On Monday he challenged his teaching staff to write a minimum of one note a week to a fellow staff member or student in recognition of a positive act.
In keeping with his school year initiative, “Be Great,” Luverne Public School Superintendent Craig Oftedahl is challenging his teaching staff to write “LUV Notes.” Oftedahl unveiled his idea Thursday night, Oct. 8, to board members as he passed each one of them a white envelope. Inside was a white...
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