Student Services & Activities Director

  •  Justin Bouse - Student Engagement & Activities Director 

    Justin Bouse Greetings, Pioneer students, parents, families, and friends! My name is Justin Bouse and I am truly honored to be serving as the Student Engagement and Activities Director for Okoboji Community  Schools! I am blessed to be called a Pioneer and have been one my entire life! I attended all of my school years at Milford/Okoboji and graduated from Okoboji High School. I have proudly served the District as a teacher, coach, Dean of Students, elementary principal, and now in this capacity. I am a graduate of Simpson College and earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Iowa State University. My wife, Jenn, is a teacher at Okoboji Elementary and we were blessed to have our two children, Noah and Haley, attend Okoboji Schools!  Both of them currently attend the University of Northern Iowa.

    As the Student Engagement and Activities Director I will oversee all programs that provide additional support to students who may be struggling with social/emotional and/or behavioral issues. I will work alongside the counselors and teachers in each building to identify the causes for the struggles and to make sure the student and his/her parents have access to resources that will assist him/her and put the student on the pathway to success. I will also strive to make sure that all the extracurricular programs we offer to students in grades 7-12 are safe, strong, and enjoyable by working closely with all of the coaches and sponsors in those programs.  

    I am passionate about kids and will commit to doing what I can to assist students “Pioneer their Pathways” throughout their school career and beyond.  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your child’s learning and the programs in which he/she may be involved.