Longview School District


Longview, WA, USA

Superintendent Dan Zorn Bio

Cropped photo of Superintendent Dan Zorn

Dan Zorn is in his 9th year as the superintendent of the Longview Public Schools and in his 39th year as a public educator.  He is a native Montanan, receiving his bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Northern Montana College and his Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Educational Leadership from the University of Montana.  Dan’s wife of 36 years, Anne Marie, works as an instructional coach for the Kelso School district.  They have four grown children, three of whom live in Montana and one who resides in Hillsboro.  Dan and Anne Marie are the proud grandparents of four grandsons from 1 to 8 years old.

Prior to coming to Longview, Dan served as the assistant superintendent of schools in Kalispell, MT for 16 years, as the elementary principal in Cut Bank, MT for five years, taught elementary school and coached football and basketball in Whitefish, MT for eight years, and spent one year teaching 3rd grade in Fort Benton, MT.   

Dr. Zorn enjoys listening to music, playing the guitar and following his favorite sports teams.  He is an avid fan of Oregon State and Montana athletics, the Chicago Bears, Bulls, White Sox, Portland Trailblazers and Seattle Mariners.  Dr. Zorn is involved in the Longview Rotary Club and is particularly appreciative of the work Rotary does to promote literacy in our community because he believes that “Literacy is the Most Important Thing We Do!”