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ABOUT MR. ALLISON:
Chad Allison began as the Middle School Principal in Lennox in August of 2013. In 2015 his role expanded to include the High School and he is now the 7-12 Principal. Prior to Lennox, he was the MS/HS Principal and Athletic Director at Marion from 2010 to 2013. Chad earned his bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State University in 1998, his master’s degree from Southwest Minnesota State University in 2007, and principal endorsement from the University of Sioux Falls in 2009.
Mr. Allison was born and raised in Omaha, NE. In High School he was an Academic All-American in Swimming and letterman in football and baseball. He attended the University of South Dakota and was a 2 year letterman on the USD swiming and diving team. He transferred to SDSU in 1995, began an internship at the SD Ag Laboratories, met his future wife, Amanda, and graduated in 1998.
Mr. Allison began his career in teaching and coaching at the high school level in 1998. He taught freshman and sophomore level science classes in Columbus, NE, at Columbus High School where he was also the head swimming and diving coach. In 2000, he returned to South Dakota to get married and began teaching middle school science at Tri-Valley in Colton, SD, where he was also Head Cross Country and Asst. Track coach for 10 years.