Meet the New GIPS Interim Superintendent

  • GIPS Board of Education Names Mr. Matthew Fisher Interim Supterintendent

    January 12, 2023

    GRAND ISLAND (NE) — A face familiar to the community will be taking the helm for the next 17 months at Grand Island Public Schools.

    The GIPS Board of Education has announced Mr. Matthew Fisher has been tapped to serve as the district’s Interim Superintendent. 

    After reconvening from an Executive Session at Thursday’s Board Meeting, the Board voted to approve the contract of Fisher. His first official day serving the district will be Wednesday, February 1st. Until then, Dr. Robin Dexter will serve as Acting Superintendent to ensure a smooth transition. 

    “Having been a part of the Grand Island community for the past ten-and-a-half years has given me many opportunities to see all the outstanding work the Grand Island Public Schools District is doing.” Fisher said, “I feel very honored to be able to assume a leadership role in helping to shape the great works the district will be doing as we move forward.”

    Mr. Matthew Fisher from Grand Island, NE currently serves as the Director of Public Finance at First National Capital Markets but is perhaps best known for his time serving as Superintendent of Northwest Public Schools from 2012-2019. Entering the classroom in 1986, Fisher began his education tenure as a Math & Computer Science Teacher at Rock County High School. During his 32 year career in education, Fisher has also served as Superintendent of Chase County Schools, Secondary Principal of Chase County High School, and Secondary Principal at Rock County High School. Mr. Fisher carries an Education Specialist, Superintendent (EdS) degree from UNK. 

    The full announcement may be found HERE

    Welcome to Grand Island Public Schools, Mr. Fisher!