Don Christman

Vice Chair

Assistant Superintendent, Lockwood School District

Billings, MT

Don Christman is an Assistant Superintendent at Lockwood School District who works to ensure the effective implementation of educational programming and policy related to individuals with disabilities, and provides leadership in addressing issues of education for infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities through local, state and national activities including work to support the Special Education Legislative Summit as a state representative, volunteering as a member of the Montana Delegate Assembly and as a member of the Council of Administrators of Special Education Policy and Legislative Committee.

In addition to directing special education programming, Christman procures grants and oversees federal programming and focuses on reducing food scarcity and improving access to medical care for students and families in the community he serves.

Prior to joining the staff of Lockwood School District, Christman served as principal of elementary schools on the Northern Cheyenne and Tohono O’odham Reservations in Montana and Arizona and as a special education teacher in school districts across the Northwest. Christman also served as an adjunct professor at City University of Seattle in the special education administration program.

Christman graduated from City University of Seattle with a master’s in Special Education Administration and in Educational Leadership. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Montana College. He holds certification as both supervisor and director of special education, principal EK – 12, and is certified as an EK – 12 special education and a K – 8 regular education teacher.

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