District 27 hires Jordan as new superintendent
By Kate Johnson
School Board Chairwoman Stacee McLaughlin was taken aback by the passion Travis Jordan has for not only his job, but the purpose his job holds.
“I love making a difference in the lives of others. I like making everyone feel like ‘a someone.’ Every one of us has something special to offer the world. I love helping facilitate that in children and adults. I get to do that every day,” said Jordan.
Jordan has worn many hats in his time, beginning in Griggs County Central where he was the middle school and high school principal as well as athletic director. After the superintendent retired the board asked Jordan to move into that role, which is where he stayed for the following two years. He then took the position at Shiloh Christian in another superintendent role where he has stayed for the last year.
However, being a superintendent wasn’t something Jordan always wanted to do.
“I wanted to be an NBA star, but reality hit me when I graduated high school with a one and a half inch vertical and a weight of about 145,” said Jordan.
Joking aside, Jordan has an array of family members integrated into the education system, and he knew it was something he always wanted to do – be in education – who Jordan attributes to be the ones who inspired him into the profession. Once classes began in his desired degree, Jordan stated it “inspired him even more.”
“I have a passion for leadership and helping others. I want to inspire people to inspire others. Being superintendent I get that opportunity each and every day,” said Jordan.
Upon finishing his post secondary education, Jordan received his undergraduate degree at Dickinson State University in composite social science in secondary education. His master’s degree in educational leadership was earned at North Dakota State University.