U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines recognized Dr. Doug Reisig of Missoula County as Montanan of the Month for his distinguished career as an educator and for his devotion to Montana students, parents and the community.
Through his “Montanan of the Month” initiative, each month Daines will highlight a Montanan by submitting a statement of recognition in the official Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress.
Daines welcomes anyone to nominate fellow Montanans for Daines’ “Montanan of the Month” program by calling Daines’ office at 202-224-2651 or by filling out the contact form on Daines’ website: HERE.
The following is a statement submitted to the Congressional Record:
TRIBUTE TO DR. DOUG REISIG OF MISSOULA COUNTY
Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, today I have the distinct honor of recognizing Dr. Doug Reisig of Missoula County as Montanan of the Month for his distinguished career as an educator and for his devotion to Montana students, parents and the community.
Doug was born and raised in the great State of Montana. He earned his Master’s Degree from the University of Montana and his PhD from Montana State – Go Cats! Doug taught at Billings West High School before accepting a job at the St. Ignatius School District. It was in St. Ignatius that he met his lovely wife, Mary Jo. Doug and Mary Jo have been married for almost 43 years and have raised two wonderful daughters, Megan and Callie. They are now the proud grandparents of four grandsons.
Doug has been a teacher, building administrator and superintendent for 46 years, serving as the as superintendent at Hellgate Elementary for the past 34 years. Prior to his retirement, he received the G.V. Erickson Award from the School Administrators of Montana for his contribution to the betterment of education in our great state.
Since Doug took over as superintendent, the school has seen a 33 percent increase in enrollment. He also oversaw the construction of the new middle school.
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, under Doug’s leadership, Hellgate Elementary was a leader in delivering meals to children in need, and he went the extra mile by selflessly donating his increase in salary to the Family Resource Fund. With Doug’s direction and precautions in place, both Hellgate Elementary School and Middle School were in session five days a week during the 2020 and 2021 school years.
It is my honor to recognize Dr. Doug Reisig for serving the State of Montana as an educator and for his dedication to ensuring Montana students have a bright future ahead. Congratulations on your retirement, Doug. You make Montana proud!