Steven A. Guglich

Missouri Ridge School
Williams County School District #8
Williston, North Dakota

In his 11 years in the position of principal, Steven Guglich has been recognized for his blend of sharp leadership and compassionate planning. Steven is a community beacon whose talent for forming relationships and cultivating loyalty has afforded incredible resources and opportunities for Missouri Ridge School, where he has been principal for nine years. It is because of his talent for creating team unity that Missouri Ridge was able to achieve AdvancED Accreditation, exceeding the expectations of the AdvancED Team Reviewers. Guglich’s passion bleeds beyond his talent for organizing staff members; he is also deeply driven and inspired by the potential of his students. With the help of his teachers and community members, he was able to develop a Media Arts Program for Missouri Ridge, creating partnerships with KUMV-TV, the North Dakota Council of the Arts, and ND Strong. The students have since had the opportunity to produce two short Hollywood-style films and have learned about the way creators imbed messaging into media with their use of different production styles. In 2019, Guglich was recognized as the Principal of the Year by the Region 1 Principal Association. He has been a member of both NDCEL and NDTAL since 2011. Guglich strives to be an active community member and is also a volunteer with his church. Guglich holds a master’s degree in Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Florida Atlantic University.