Jeffco Superintendent Dan McMinimee's love of Jeffco Schools started early when he attended Hackberry Hill Elementary School. Since then, McMinimee developed an extensive background in school administration. He served as Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education, Director of High School Education, and various other administrative roles in Douglas County School District. Prior to these roles, McMinimee served as Founding Principal for Rock Canyon High School in Douglas County and as Principal of Sprague High School in Salem-Keizer School District.
In addition to administrative practice, McMinimee possesses considerable teaching experience, having taught in Cherry Creek Public Schools, Boulder Valley Public Schools, Beaverton Public Schools, Silverton Union School District, Salem-Keizer School District, and Adams State College.
McMinimee attended the University of Southern Colorado as a scholarship football athlete and graduated from Adams State College in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education, K-12. He continued his athletic career as the Graduate Assistant Football Coach at Adams State College and Oregon State University, where he received a Master of Arts degree in Education with a Minor in Human Performance in May 1991. As a Master's recipient, McMinimee participated in basic and standard administrative licensure programs at Portland State University and executive leadership programs at the University of Colorado at Denver.
McMinimee has dedicated his professional and personal life to serving the public education system and has a long history of advocating on behalf of students and staff. He and his wife are the proud parents of two recent Jeffco graduates.