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Stories and updates about the superintendent search process.
Kelly Bielefeld named future Wichita Public Schools’ Superintendent
Kelly Bielefeld, Executive Director of College and Career Readiness, will lead the Wichita Public Schools as its future superintendent effective July 1, 2023.
Video: BOE looks at feedback – develops superintendent profile
During the January 23, 2023 Board of Education meeting, BOE members heard from search firm Ray & Associates about feedback they received from online surveys and listening sessions about desired qualities for the new superintendent. The BOE used the feedback to develop a profile for what they want in the new leader.
BOE discusses specifics of the superintendent search process
The Board of Education held a workshop on November 21, 2022 to discuss the specifics of the superintendent search process with search firm Ray and Associates.
Superintendent Dr. Alicia Thompson announces retirement
WPS Superintendent Dr. Alicia Thompson announced on November 3, 2022 that she will retire at the end of the 22-23 school year.
BOE begins discussion on the superintendent search process
The Board of Education began discussions of the process of searching for a new superintendent during the November 7 meeting. The BOE approved 7-0 to retain the search firm of Ray & Associates to conduct a comprehensive search.