Growing Stronger for Sioux Falls
Jul 16, 2018 12:00 PM
Dr. Brian Maher
Growing Stronger for Sioux Falls

Please join us as Dr. Maher shares how school enrollment growth is creating facilities challenges, how the community has been engaged in a search for a long-term solution and how the community will ultimately decide if this is the right solution for Sioux Falls.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Brian Maher is the Superintendent of the Sioux Falls Public Schools in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  He began serving in this capacity on July 1, 2015.  Sioux Falls, located in eastern South Dakota, has a population of 175,000 with an MSA of 250,000+.  The K-12 student enrollment in Sioux Falls Public Schools is 23,655.  Prior to moving to Sioux Falls he served as Superintendent of the Kearney Public Schools in Kearney, Nebraska.

Dr. Maher received a bachelor’s degree in math education from Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska and master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Nebraska, Omaha. 

Dr. Maher has been a teacher of all levels of mathematics as well as a high school physics teacher.  He has been a varsity level coach in football, basketball, soccer and track and field.

In addition to teaching and coaching, Dr. Maher has had the opportunity to be an athletic director, assistant principal, a high school principal as well as a superintendent.  He was once named Nebraska’s New Principal of the Year as well as named Nebraska’s Superintendent of the Year. 

Dr. Maher currently holds positions on the South Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors, SD Symphony Board of Directors, as well as serving in board capacity on the Sioux Empire United Way.  Further, as Superintendent, Dr. Maher serves as an ex-officio member of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Board.  He and his wife, Peg, are parents to three grown children – Lindsey, Brett and Maggie.