News from the Superintendent
Thomas J. Alstrom
I have been in education for 32 years across the state with the past 13 years as a school superintendent. I started my teaching career in Oberlin, Kansas as an industrial arts teacher and coach. From there I moved into educational administration and took a position in Caney, Kansas as the Asst. Principal at the Jr./Sr. High School. I followed that with two positions as a high school principal in Wathena and Moundridge. From there I moved into the superintendents role and for past thirteen years I have been involved at Peabody-Burns and Cheney as Superintendent of Schools.
I am married with a family of three children. My wife is currently a special education instructor at Maize South High School and my children are spread out across the world. My oldest daughter is in New Jersey working on a Masters in Special Education, my son attends Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ and my youngest daughter is currently in Australia as a foreign exchange student.
I have spent my educational career in rural Kansas working with communities and schools to provide the quality of education they are wanting for their students. I like to be actively involved in not only the schools but the community as well. I think it is important that there is a solid working relationship with the city, civic groups and the schools. Working together is what it takes to make a strong and vibrant school and community that people take pride in and want to consider home.
I look forward to working with everyone for the betterment of the Halstead Schools and community.
Contact Information: 316-835-2641