COZAD — This summer Cozad Community Schools will see a new superintendent take the helm and Angela Simpson is excited to join the 100th Meridian Community.
Simpson was recently selected by the Cozad board of education to become the next superintendent of Cozad Community Schools.
Simpson comes in full time to replace Ron Wymore, who was appointed to the position after the sudden resignation of Joel Applegate in 2019.
She has been serving as district administrator for three years as the superintendent of Loup City Public Schools. She has also spent two years as the Director of Student Services at Springfield Platteview Community Schools.
She also has teaching and coaching experience, having spent six years teaching mathematics and science at Millard and Lincoln Public Schools.
Simpson has a Bachelors of Science in Education and a Masters of Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an Educational Specialist in Administration from Wayne State College.
She will be joined in Cozad by her daughter, Emma, and a grandson.
Simpson said she is excited to join Cozad Community Schools, saying it is a quality district.
When asked why she sought the position, she said the district is willing to grow and there is collaboration between the district and the community. As an administrator, Simpson said that kind of teamwork is sought after.
Upon her selection, Simpson said "I am a believer that our human resources are what make a district successful, and it looks like Cozad is full of professional staff and students seeking to reach their highest potential,” according to a Cozad Community Schools press release.
When asked what she feels she brings to the position personally, Simpson said she hopes to bring excitement and experience to the district’s administration team.
Of herself personally, Simpson said she wants the 100th Meridian community to know she wants to continue the tradition of excellence which has been established in the district and looks forward to making Cozad the best it can be.