USD 377 leader search intensifies | Local News – Kansas News

USD 377 leader search intensifies | Local News –  Kansas News

USD 377 board members are aiming to hire a superintendent who will bring a healing touch to district patrons.

Wanted is someone who is community-minded, approachable, and charismatic with abilities to communicate with district patrons, students and staff at all levels.

Board members gathered in special session May 15 to discuss their ongoing search to find a suitable replacement to fill the shoes of Superintendent Stephen Wiseman. Wiseman recently announced his resignation effective Friday, June 30 due to acceptance of an offer to teach mathematics at Benton High School in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Brian Jordan, assistant executive director/leadership services of the Kansas Association of School Boards, was present to counsel board members as part of the $3,750 contracted services for a superintendent search.

President Jeff Martin, Vice-president Tana Hoffman, Steve Meeks, Stephanie Moore, Nancy Keith and Barbara Chapman were present.

Hoffman said the successful applicant needs to be aware that district-wide patrons continue to deal with pain in aftermath of some decisions made in the past. She said there is a need for someone to heal the wounds, bring back the students who left and make the district cohesive. Hoffman’s colleagues agreed with her.

Jordan assured board members if their search to find a replacement in time for the upcoming 2017-18 school year, the KASB will provide an interim superintendent until the search is complete.

“We are with you until we get the…

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