Northern Cheyenne Tribal School
Superintendent Mr. No Runner
It is with a great deal of excitement and anticipation that I present myself to the Northern Cheyenne Tribal School District community as your new superintendent of schools. I accepted this position and moved to Busby in late June, so I could work with the Ad Hoc Board of Trustees and Administration in order to make a smooth transition for the schools. Mrs. McMakin and her staff were very supportive and helpful in that process. I appreciate Mrs. McMakin's dedication to the children of the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Schools.
I have had many years of experience as a teacher, principal, activities director, MAP assessment director, data facilitator, and assistant superintendent in both Pryor and Lame Deer, MT. My teaching experience ranges from Kindergarten to twelfth grade mathematics, physical education at the high school and mathematics at the Tribal College level. Currently I am a Doctoral Candidate at Montana State University. As a leader, I have served right here in Cheyenne country.
Since 2008 in addition to serving as a full-time administrator in Lame Deer Public School District, I have also served as Graduate Teaching Assistant and Mentor for the Principalship Program at Montana State University in a consulting capacity. For the past several years, I have served in a lead role for MAP Assessments and as such I have lead school improvement teams on curriculum management, and in several different areas. My recent experiences were assisting in the leadership of a school improvement initiative under the federally funded School Improvement Grant.
Both of my sons live in Busby, Montana, and now my oldest son will be starting his young educational career at Head Start. My wife began her professional career as a special education teacher/coach. She taught in several different settings over her years of experience, but now she devotes her time and energy to caring for our boys and working in a well-known seasonal job.
I look forward to getting to know the people of the Busby community and the Cheyenne Nation. I have played many basketball games in the Eagles Nest. I am honored to have been welcomed into your community, and I will work with the Ad Hoc School Board and staff to continue to improve the quality of learning for our children. Real lasting improvements can only happen if the entire community is willing to support and encourage our children in their efforts to learn. As parents and family members, please be actively involved in your children's learning. Talk to them every day about what they are learning. Doing so tells your children that you value learning and that you are proud of their willingness to work hard to learn as much as they can.
I am available to anyone from the community who wants to discuss our schools and the classroom learning environment. Please do not be hesitant to come by the school district office to visit with me. If your concern is about your child's class or school, it is always best to first talk with your child's teachers and his or her principal. I believe that you will find that I am always willing to listen and to try to understand your concerns. You will also find that I am "Always for Children", and my decisions will also be based on what is best for children.
Mr. Frank No Runner
NCTS Superintendent of Schools