MILLARD, Neb. (KMTV) — A man who impacted the lives of thousands of students in Millard Public Schools and led it through a number of expansions has died.
According to a release from the district, Dr. Don Stroh served as Millard's superintendent from 1955-1989. During that time he coached, witnessed "enormous growth" of the district, taught world geography and was the district's bookkeeper.
When Stroh first took the job, Millard schools "encompassed four square miles and had an enrollment of just 135 students." By 1989, it had "grown to 23 buildings and 15,722 students" and was the state's third-largest district.
Following his retirement in 1989, Stroh served as a founding board member for the Millard Public Schools Foundation.
Stroh passed away on Monday with family by his side. The district said its thoughts and prayers are with his wife and three sons.