Dr. Ploeger joined the KAS community as Superintendent in 2017. He earned his EdD and MEd from Columbia University, his MA and MAT from Xavier University of Louisiana, and his BS in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He is certified as a superintendent, principal, and secondary math teacher in Colorado and New York. Dr. Ploeger has worked as a head of school, principal, vice-principal, math teacher, and a science teacher at the high school and middle school levels. He served in the United States Peace Corps in the island nation of Vanuatu. Dr. Ploeger is passionate about the potential of each and every student and strives to ensure that KAS provides the best opportunities to prepare students to thrive in the future. He lives in Kaohsiung with his wife Mrs. Torey Ploeger, and they enjoy good food, good company, conversation, and traveling together.