Dr. John Skretta

Dr. John Skretta

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john.skretta [at] nsdtitans.org
(402) 791-0000 ext 2003

Dr. Skretta became Norris Superintendent July 1, 2010. He earned his doctorate in education from the University of Nebraska in 2008.  Dr. Skretta possesses master's degrees from UNL in English and Education Administration in addition to his undergraduate degree in English (highest distinction).  He has been a member of the Norris leadership team since 2004, coming to Norris after having served as a teacher and administrator in the Lincoln Public Schools. Dr. Skretta came to Norris as High School Principal, followed Galen Boldt as Assistant Superintendent prior to being selected by the Board of Education to follow Dr. Roy Baker as Superintendent of Schools.  Dr. Skretta's hometown is Mount Vernon, Iowa.  

Dr. Skretta has presented nationally on topics ranging from health and wellness to school safety, instructional leadership, school improvement, and human resources. He was an invited speaker for the Let's Move Active Schools national rollout, joining First Lady Michelle Obama on a conference call which included other key leaders in student health and nutrition. Dr. Skretta was an invited participant at the Let’s Move! Active Schools Leadership Roundtable 2014 White House Event sponsored by the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. His articles have appeared in numerous publications including NCSA Today, AASPA's Perspective, Principal Leadership, and English Journal.

Honors and Awards include:

  • 2017-18 Nebraska Superintendent Of The Year (NASA)
  • Alumni Achievement Award Winner, Nebraska Alumni Association
  • Leadership for Healthy Communities Award Recipient 
  • Healthy Schools Program Champion (Alliance For A Healthier Generation)
  • 2011 Fitness Magazine Champion of Health & Fitness


  • Member, Hickman Kiwanis 
  • Member, Nebraska Alumni Association http://huskeralum.org/
  • Member, Lincoln Ice Hockey Association (Off-Ice Volunteer)

Professional Associations include:
  • NASA (Nebraska Association of School Administrators) President-Elect, 2016
  • AASA (American Association of School Administrators)
  • AASA Superintendents' Coordinated School Health Leadership Cadre 
  • NCSA (Nebraska Council of School Administrators), member NCSA Executive Council
  • AASPA (American Association of School Personnel Administrators)
  • STANCE (Schools Taking Action for Nebraska Children's Education), Secretary/Treasurer
  • Nebraska Whole Child Project Board of Directors
  • Nebraska Professional Practices Commission (Appointed by Governor Heineman)
Dr. Skretta has served on numerous external accreditation review teams for AdvancED, and has been an associate or lead evaluator for multiple districts. 

Family: Wife Sara is Director of Professional Experiences for the University of Nebraska - Lincoln's College of Education and Human Sciences. Dr. Skretta's three younger children attend Norris. His oldest is a Norris graduate who attends the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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