Bill Pulte '95

Mr. Gary Sather's social science classes fueled Bill's passion to think about what he believed and why he believed it, driving him to get a bachelor's degree and masters in Political Sciences, and an extensive career in Technology Education.

Favorite teacher?
Gary Sather. Gary was my Cross Country and Track coach but also taught Social Science classes. I ended up getting a Bachelors and Masters in Political Science and that passion was fueled in his classes. Debates in his classes are where I really started to think about what I believed and why I believed it. To this day I still use the critical thinking processes I began developing while in his classroom.

Favorite Memory at BHS? 

There are too many to think of just one but they all boil down to the relationships. Bennington offered me the opportunity to be involved in sports, choir, band, theater and student government. Those activities helped me create relationships with multiple people. To this day one of my closest friends, Brian Andersen, is someone I sat by during my Junior and Senior year in High School choir and in front of me in Band. If I had a single memory it would be sharing a stage my senior year with my brother Mike in the musical Oklahoma.


Education/Work career: 

Extensive career in Technology Education:

  • Chief Information Officer/Chief Technical Officer for Educational Service Unit #3. 
    • ESU #3 provides services for 18 school districts in the area including Bennington.
  • Professor for Metropolitan Community College in Technology and Political Science
  • Masters in Political Science
  • Bachelor's Degree in Political Science & Government, Doane University 1999


Also been playing in a band for 18 years.


Professional Affiliations & Awards: 

I believe that it is important to volunteer and offer any skills that you might have for the benefit of others. I have served as a Board Member for St Patrick's Catholic School in Elkhorn and Treasurer of the Men's club. I also serve on the Metropolitan Omaha Education Consortium in their Technology subgroup and served as leader for two years.

How did your education/experience at BHS prepare you for your life after graduation?
Bennington allowed me to be a part of so many groups. I was always busy, teaching me the importance of hard work. 

Advice for current students?

Be involved in everything. In your entire life you will never have a better opportunity to try new things than you do in High School.


Family Life:

I have been married for 22 years to my wife Jessica. We have a 19 year old daughter (Paige) who is studying Music Education at Doane and a son (Trey) who is a junior at Gretna High School.

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