Mr. Gustafson started his teaching career as a social studies and science teacher at the Junior High level. Originally from Kearney, Mr. Gustafson attended Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville and
earned a bachelor’s degree in Middle School Education. He later earned a Masters in Secondary Administration and a Specialists degree from Northwest as well.
In 2006, Mr. Gustafson was named Assistant Principal at Kearney Middle School. He then became Assistant Principal at Kearney Junior High in 2008 and Principal of Kearney Junior High in 2010.
Mr. Gustafson is married and has three children. His wife is a fourth grade teacher at Hawthorne Elementary in Kearney.