Welcome New Principal

Welcome New Principal
Posted on 08/08/2017
Mr. and Mrs. BurkeyMr. Jeff Burkey began his position as principal of St. Mary’s on July 1, 2017. His wife Emily will also be part of the RSM staff as a high school math teacher. Jeff Burkey is a native of Council Bluffs, Iowa. He attended St. Albert High School (01). He holds a BSBA in business administration from Creighton University (05) as well as a BA in secondary education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (09). He received his master in school administration from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska, in 2014. For the last 3 years he has worked at Mercy High School in Omaha, Nebraska, the last two years in athletic administration. Prior to his time at Mercy High School, Jeff taught 8th grade social studies and high school business classes for five years at Freeman Junior/Senior High School in Adams, Nebraska. There he was also the head softball coach and junior varsity girls basketball coach. Jeff married his wife Emily last July at St. Joseph’s Parish in Le Mars. In his free time Jeff enjoys watching sports, especially Creighton basketball, and is an avid bicyclist. Welcome to the RSM family, Jeff and Emily!