Darren Tobey hired as next Broken Bow Superintendent

Staff Writer

The Broken Bow school board voted Monday evening (03/05/18) to offer the superintendent position to Darren Tobey of Oxford, Neb.

The unnanimous vote was taken after the board spent almost an hour and a half in closed session which was called after the board interviewed both candidates.

Dr. Virginia Moon, who was hired by the board to lead the search, contacted Tobey by phone to make the offer. She reported back to the board that Tobey asked her to tell the board that he is very excited and can't wait to get started.

Tobey has been with Southern Valley Schools, serving as Superintendent since 2014. He has also held the positions of principal and activities director of the Furnas county school.

Tobey is married and he and his wife, Erica, have four children ranging from pre-school age to sixth grade.

Tobey will be offered a one year contract for $145,000 with up to $4,000 in moving expenses, plus benefits.

He received his Bachelor of Science at Peru State College, his Education Administration K12 at Chadron State College and his Education Specialists through Wayne State College.

During his interview with the board, Tobey said he will be glad to come to Broken Bow as soon as he can. "I'd like to get my feet in the building as quick as I can get here," he said. "The earlier I can get here and help, then maybe it's not as much of a transition in July."

Current Broken Bow Superintendent Tom Bailey submitted his letter of resignation in January with his last day to be June 30.