Mike currently serves as the Executive Director of ESSDACK where he oversees the many ESSDACK activities, services, and personnel. A former teacher and administrator, he has been at the helm of the organization since 1997. Mike received his doctoral degree from Wichita State University where his research emphasis was in the use of scenario building as a tool for the strategic planning process. His interest lies in the future of education, organizational development, and leadership. This area of interest has lead him to develop and promote a method of scenario planning that aides school and business personnel in developing multiple plausible futures for their organizations. In addition, he is a Certified Master Trainer in the Implications Wheel, a strategic exploration tool developed by world futurist Joel Barker. Mike has worked with education, business, hospital, church, and community groups to explore the future and develop organizational visions.
The USD 397 Schools are Centre High School, Centre Junior High School, Centre Middle School and Centre Elementary which are located at 2374 310th Street in Lost Springs, KS. The Centre School District was established in 1958 and includes the communities of Lincolnville, Lost Springs, Burdick, Ramona, Tampa, and Pilsen.