Board selects next superintendent
Emporia board names Kevin Case as next superintendent
The Emporia Board of Education voted to hire Kevin E. Case as the next superintendent for Emporia Public Schools effective July 1. Mr. Case has been the superintendent for Inman schools since 1999.
The board finalized the superintendent search at a special meeting Monday. Mr. Case will replace Theresa Davidson, who will retire in June after six years as the Emporia superintendent.
Mr. Case received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kansas State University and a superintendent’s certification from Fort Hays State University. He began his education career as a computer and business teacher at Jefferson West High School. He was a principal at Stafford Junior/Senior High School and Smoky Valley High School before being named superintendent at Inman.
Since 2011 he has had a consulting business, CaseByCaseSolutions, and he is an amateur sports and outdoor photographer. He and his wife, Jodi, have three children.
Mr. Case is involved in professional organizations and education initiatives at the state and national levels. He also is the author of a book, “#TwirtyDays – Opening Doors, Creating Possibilities & Realizing the Enormous Potential of Strategic Social Media” published in 2015.
He was appointed in 2015 to chair the Kansas Education Re-Design Committee for Commissioner Randy Watson, a group charged with making recommendations on education models that will help improve overall student success.
He was one of 100 superintendents selected for the #FutureReady Superintendents Summit in 2014, a group that met with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and participated in the #FutureReady Pledge signing with President Obama in Washington, D.C. That same year he was one of 24 superintendents selected to give input into the 2015 National Technology Plan with the Office of Education Technology.
Inman schools were selected to become an Apple Distinguished Program in 2013-2017 and the district has hosted three iPad Summits to help Kansas school districts move forward with technology integration.
Mr. Case has presented individual, building and district staff development in many districts, service centers, and for state associations in Kansas and other states. He also served on the Kansas School Superintendents Association Communications Committee.