The Langdon Area School District (LAS) has welcomed the new Superintendent, Mark Mindt, to the area recently.
Posted on 7/18/15
By Melissa Anderson
Mindt is a Harvey native and attended the University of Mary in Bismarck, earning both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Coming to Langdon wasn’t that hard for Mindt; being from Harvey made the small-town feel of Langdon appealing as well as the community itself.
“It has the qualities I like, appreciation for education and strong community involvement,” Mindt stated.
Mindt has plenty of experience in spreading the appreciation for education. He was an elementary teacher at a school in Idaho, South Dakota, and Bismarck before moving into a position as principal at a middle school in Fort Totten. From there, he was an elementary principal at Christ the King Catholic School in Mandan and a high school principal/superintendent in Strasburg.
Mindt is up to the task of being the superintendent for the LAS District and is very much looking forward to the upcoming school year.
“My number-one goal is to provide leadership and support for the school district,” Mindt said.
Mindt’s role as superintendent is to envision the school’s long-term success in regards to supporting the quality principals, highly qualified teachers, and serving the students the very best education that can be offered.
“An emphasis I will have on the fiscal side is to manage and ensure the financial stability of the school district as we look toward the future’s projects and goals,” Mindt said.
Mindt explained that once he has become acclimated to the school system and what is needed to sustain the school, he will then start looking at working more in the community.
“My priority is the school. I’ll become more active in the community and find clubs and organizations to become involved in the community, once acclimated,” Mindt said.
When Mindt is not monitoring the school district, he spends time with his wife at the Langdon Activity Center or at the LAHS Fitness Room.
“Exercise and wellness are a priority with us and have helped to maintain our spiritual connection as well,” Mindt explained.
The Mindts also enjoy the movies of the Roxy Theatre and an occasional trip to Dairy Queen.
“Our pets keep us company when we are in the privacy of our home,” Mindt said.
Mindt would like to encourage the community to continue to support the students in not only the athletics, but also the many activities associated with the schools. Mindt said that this involvement will not only keep members of the community involved in the schools, but may help the community feel a sense of connectedness and inner joy that only a school’s positive environment can offer.
“Let’s have a great year, be kind to others, take chances and remember, ‘Life’s a breeze, stretch your wings and take flight!’” Mindt said.
Welcome to the Langdon School District, Mr. Mindt, and we look forward to many years of your service to the students.