Kamaus named Lisbon AD
June 21, 2013 · Jake Krob
A Lisbon teacher and coach has been named the district's new activities director.
Lance Kamaus will serve in the part-time position, and will reduce his social studies teaching role to part-time. He replaces Jim Schultz, who resigned his activities director duties and will teach math full-time.
"We're very excited about the enthusiasm he brings," said principal Ian Dye.
Kamaus has a passion for extracurricular activities, from fine arts to sports.
"I feel there are many positive life lessons to be learned through extracurricular participation," Kamaus said. "I am really excited to get started and build upon all the successes we have experienced here at Lisbon."
He said he's fortunate to step into a position that's been served well by Schultz and his predecessor, Bob Bunting.
Kamaus has been a high school social studies teacher and coach at Lisbon since 2009. At Lisbon, he's coached varsity volleyball, eighth grade volleyball, seventh grade baseball and junior high softball. He taught social studies and science at South Winneshiek High School (2000-01) and social studies at Calamus-Wheatland High School (2001-09). He's also coached softball at New Hampton and Calamus-Wheatland, volleyball at Calamus-Wheatland, and baseball at New Hampton. Kamaus is also a baseball and softball umpire.
A 1995 graduate of Crestwood High School in Cresco, Kamaus graduated in 2000 from the University of Northern Iowa with a major in history education and a minor in coaching.
He and his wife, Shellie, a marketing director for Benchmark in Cedar Rapids, live in Lisbon. They have three children: Cohen, 8, going into third grade at Lisbon; Carew, 5, going into kindergarten at Lisbon; and Kinsley Jo, 2.