Ray Collins is the Superintendent at Wilber-Clatonia Schools. Mr. Collins has a Bachelor's degree in Soil Science and Ag Education, a Masters of Education degree in School Leadership and a Specialist Certificate in School Administration all from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Mr. Collins also taught Farm and Ranch Management classes for Southeast Community College through a community outreach program. Mr. Collins has been with the Wilber-Clatonia School District since 2010. Prior to that, he had 28 1/2 years of service to the Prague Public School District where he started as the Ag Ed instructor, became Principal and then Superintendent.
Mr. Collins is married to Deb. They have two married daughters and their twin sons graduated from Wilber-Clatonia. The Collins' enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren and taking time to enjoy the many activities and events involving the Wilber and Clatonia communities.
Dan Conway is the High School Principal at Wilber-Clatonia Public Schools. Mr. Conway's career in education began in 2006. His previous stops include 2 years at Twin River Public Schools, 3 years at Beatrice Public Schools, and 9 years at Cross County Community Schools. Over the years Mr. Conway has served as a high school English teacher, middle school English teacher, 7-12 Activities Director, head boys basketball coach, assistant boys and girls basketball coach, and assistant junior high and high school football coach. Mr. Conway has earned an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Manufacturing Engineering and CAD from SCC-Milford, a Bachelor's degree in Education from Peru State College, and a Master's Degree in Education Administration from the University of Nebraska Kearney.
As a teacher and coach, Mr. Conway greatly valued the power of relationships and the importance of hard work and attention to detail. At Wilber-Clatonia he hopes to develop great relationships with the students, staff, and community and help students and staff become the best that they can be.
Mr. Conway is married to his wife Hilary and together they have two boys, Jameson and Kellen. The Conway's enjoy spending time with their family and friends, attending sporting events or school activities, and working on projects around their house.
============================================================Christine Radcliff is the Elementary Principal at Wilber-Clatonia Public Schools. This is Mrs. Radcliff's fifth year with the district, as she joined W-C in 2013. Prior to taking the Elementary Principal role in Wilber, Mrs. Radcliff served the student's of the Fremont Public School District for five years and McCool Junction Public School for six years.
Throughout her roles as both teacher and coaches, she learned the importance of building relationships with each and every individual involved in a program to truly build success from the foundation up. She also believes in a collaborative team approach to help all students find a their own path towards a positive and effective educational experience.
Mrs. Radcliff is married to junior high math/english teacher & softball coach, Mark Radcliff. Together they have two boys who also attend Wilber-Clatonia Public Schools. If you don't find the Radcliff's at a Wilber-Clatonia school function they are probably visiting family, as Christine comes from a large family in the Clarkson and Howells area!
Family: My wife, Alica, and I are very excited for our family to all be a part of the Wilber-Clatonia Community. My wife, Alicia, is currently a Speech-Language Pathologist within the Wilber-Clatonia Schools. We have two children, Aiden (going to be a Freshman) and Brynn (going to be a 5th grader.) who are also very excited to be joining the Wolverine Family.
Hometown: I am originally from Beatrice, Nebraska. My parents still live there so it's nice that we are close enough to visit when we are able.
Hobbies: I enjoy several different hobbies such as attending sporting events, hunting, fishing, listening to audiobooks, and staying active (running, lifting, and playing sports with my kids). I also enjoy attending the different activities that our kids are involved in, which keeps both my wife and me extremely busy most of the time.
Professional Experience: I started my teaching and coaching career in 2001 within Lincoln Public Schools and have moved around throughout LPS to many different middle schools and high schools throughout the last eighteen years. My first administrative job was at Park Middle School in 2019 within Lincoln Public Schools as an Instructional Coordinator and then onto being the Student Services Coordinator in 2020.
I graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree, endorsed in Physical Education and Health K-12.
I graduated with my Masters of Education in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
I am extremely honored and humbled to serve the Wilber-Clatonia community, and look forward to working with our students, staff, and community members this year and in the future!