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B.S., Education, Black Hills State, 1986; M.A., Education Administration, California
State San Bernadino, 1993; ED S in Education, University of Wyoming, 2008; Superintendent
of Weston County School District 2004-present;
Brad LaCroix has been involved in education for more than three decades, having begun his teaching career in his hometown of Lead, SD in 1987, where he served as the middle school instructional technology instructor, elementary physical education instructor and high school girls basketball coach.
After graduating from Lead High School in 1981, LaCroix attended Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1986. After teaching in Lead for a number of years, he moved to Palm Springs, CA in 1990. He served as the elementary PE instructor and high school girls basketball coach until 1993, and also earned a Master's Degree in Education Administration from Cal State University in San Bernardino.
He returned to the Black Hills in the fall of 1993 to become the Assistant Principal and Activities Director at Newcastle High School in Newcastle, WY and a year later was named the school's principal. He served Weston County School District #1 in that capacity until 2004, when the board chose him to be the district's Superintendent.
LaCroix has been an active member of a number of professional organizations over the
course of hiscareer, including the National Association of Secondary School Principals,
the Wyoming Association of School Administrators. In 2014, LaCroix was named the Superintendent
of the Year for the State of Wyoming. Brad has been active in a number of community
organizations during the 25 years he has spent in Newcastle, including time on his
church council and on the board of the Newcastle Country Club. His wife, Susie, has
taught elementary school in Newcastle since the couple moved to the community in 1993,
and their two daughters, Shenae and Sierra, both graduated from Newcastle High School
and have since obtained college degrees. LaCroix and his family are proud to take
full advantage of their access to the outdoor recreation opportunities available to
them in northeast Wyoming — including golf, hiking, hunting, fishing, running, photography,
The long time school administrator has used his position on the University Of Wyoming Board Of Trustees to advocate for Wyoming's rural communities and the students they produce. "I've been blessed to work with some of the finest young people this state has produced for more than two decades, and I am honored to be able to work for our young people on this board. I want to keep using my time on the board to make the connections between UW and Wyoming's communities even stronger, and it is my goal to further improve the service the university offers to Wyoming students and their families. The role we play in the future of those students is very important because those students are the future of Wyoming," he said.