• Meet Our Superintendent - Kelly Bielefeld

    Get to know Superintendent.Bielefeld - Watch 3 Questions with Kelly 

    Superintendent Kelly BielefeldKelly's responsibilities as Wichita Public Schools Superintendent formally began on July 1, 2023. Mr. Bielefeld previously served as the Wichita Public Schools Executive Director of College and Career Readiness, where his work supported secondary schools with Career and Technical Education leadership, college credit expansion, and increasing the number of students earning industry credentials. He was instrumental in helping shape our Future Ready Centers in Advanced Manufacturing and Health Science. These centers provide opportunities for students to gain technical skills so they will be able to enter the workforce after graduation. 

    Mr. Bielefeld has previous leadership experience in Clearwater, Derby, Renwick Public Schools, and the Diocese of Wichita. In these districts he served a variety of roles including Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, 4th - 8th grade principal, preK- 5th grade principal and K - 8th grade principal. He began his teaching career in Goddard Public Schools as a Career and Technical Education and Language Arts teacher.

    He received his Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Kansas State University, his Masters of Building Leadership from Wichita State University, and his District Level Endorsement from Fort Hays State University.

    His community involvement includes the Greater Wichita Partnership Strategic Advisory Team, Wichita Manufacturers Association board member, Junior Achievement board member, and Local Youth Workforce Development board member. He has served at the state level as a leader on the Kansas Advisory Committee for CTE, the KSBOE Graduation Requirements Task Force, and nationally on the Regional Education Laboratory Board of Directors since 2022.

    Mr. Bielefeld and his wife, Angie, have eight children and are #WPSProud parents of students in high, middle, and elementary schools in Wichita Public Schools.



3 Questions with Kelly

  • Volume 11 - September 20, 2023

    It's Superintendent Bielefeld's turn to ask the questions, as he welcomes a special guest - U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten.

    How does the U.S. Department of Education support school districts?

    What does Future Ready mean to you?

    What was your favorite subject in school?

    Volume 10 - September 13, 2023

    What is our new mission statement?

    What is our new vision statement?

    What has changed about our shared beliefs?



    Volume 9 - August 30, 2023

    What are your plans for working with the community?

    What can we do or have we done to follow up after our students graduate high school?

    How do you recharge after a long day or busy week?

    Volume 8 - August 23, 2023

    What do you want people to know about Wichita Public Schools?

    In your opinion, what's the best thing about Wichita?

    What is an interesting fact that people don't know about you?

    Volume 7 - August 16, 2023

    What kind of jobs have you held in education?

    How will you combat truancy and absenteeism in the district?

    What accomplishments in your career are you most proud of?


    Volume 6 - August 9, 2023

    What are your top priorities as superintendent?

    What's the best advice you ever received?

    What do you and your family do for fun? 


    Volume 5 - August 2, 2023

    Who inspires you?

    What's your educational philosophy?

    What book are you currently reading?


    Volume 4 - July 26, 2023

    Where did you go to school?

    What's your favorite school memory from when you were a kid?

    What were you like in high school?


    Volume 3 - July 19, 2023

    In one one or two words, how would you describe your leadership style?

    How would you engage our students, parents and community?

    What's your favorite social media platform?


    Volume 2 - July 12, 2023

    Why did you get into education?

    Who was your favorite teacher and why?

    What's your favorite movie?


    Volume 1 - July 5, 2023

    How do you pronounce your name?

    What does a superintendent do?

    What are you looking forward to doing in your new job? 


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