LPS Update
Nov 29, 2022
Dr Gausman LPS
LPS Update

Dr. Paul Gausman joined Lincoln Public Schools as superintendent on July 1, 2022. Prior to coming to Lincoln, he was the superintendent for the Sioux City Community School District for fourteen years. During that time, the school district saw significant gains in academic achievement and the graduation rate. In December 2021, superintendents from across the nation elected Dr. Gausman as president of the Urban Superintendents Association of America.

Prior to his work in Sioux Falls, Dr. Gausman was formerly the superintendent of schools for the West Central School District in South Dakota. His past administrative experiences also include those as coordinator of middle school education and coordinator of fine and performing arts for the Sioux Falls Schools in South Dakota. In addition, Dr. Gausman’s teaching experiences include those as director of bands at Millard West High School in Omaha, Nebraska, and marching percussion instructor for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Cornhusker Marching Band.

Dr. Gausman holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN; an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Sioux Falls; a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of Nebraska at Omaha; and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

In addition to his superintendent duties, Dr. Gausman serves as a performing artist and clinician with the Yamaha Corporation of America in percussion, is a consultant with McPherson and Jacobson Executive Recruitment and Development, and also a consultant with Guidepoint Global Market Research.