Steve Morford
Principal Spearfish High School

Steve Morford has been involved in education for 36 years serving as a teacher, coach, Activities Director, Athletic Director and a Principal.  He is currently the Principal at Spearfish High School, being in that position since 2005.  Steve graduated from Highmore High School in 1979 and Huron College in 1983.  He spent the next 9 years teaching Social Sciences and Physical Education, as well as, coaching various sports in Nebraska.  Steve received his Masters Degree in 1993 from the University of Nebraska Kearney and has served as a Principal and/or Activities/Athletic Director since that time, for a total of 27 years.  Steve also holds a Certified Athletic Administrator certification with the NIAAA.

Steve has served on numerous educational, activity and athletic boards throughout his many years in education.  He currently serves as the Past President of the South Dakota Association of Secondary School Principals and as a member of the the South Dakota High School Activities Association Board of Directors.  Steve was selected as the South Dakota Region 7 Principal of the year in 2008, 2011and 2016 and was selected as the South Dakota High School Principal of the year in 2011. He has previous experience serving on the School Administrators of SD (SASD) Board for 6 years, Nebraska Schools Athletic Administrators Board of Directors for 6 years and 4 years on the District V Board of Directors with the Nebraska High School Activities Association. 

Steve has been married to his wife Kathy for 35 years and has 3 daughters.  Kristin, a Counselor with Capital Area Counseling in Pierre, Kellie a Chadron State College graduate and 1st year Law Student at the Univ of Nebraska Law School in Lincoln and Kara a junior Exercise Science major at Black Hills State University. Steve also has one Grandson, Kooper who is a future Nebraska Cornhusker Linebacker and Granddaughter Ella a future Husker track athlete.









Grandpa & Kooper

Grandpa Steve and Kooper

Kristin & Derek

Kristin & Derek August 9, 2008

Steve & Kathy

Kathy & Steve

Steve & Gage

Gage the Pheasant Dog - RIP May 23, 2014 Pheasant Heaven

Harley Eagle













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Kris Wedding





Grandma & Grandpa


Kellie & Kara