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Dr. Allison Anderson-Harder

At Emporia Public Schools We Engage, We Empower, We Inspire! As a district, we are devoted to our students, staff, parents, and community. Our employees are valued and appreciated for their dedication to our students and their families. As a veteran educator and educational leader, I am passionate about our success, committed to listening to your ideas and opinions, and will continue to work hard to earn your trust as we work together for the success of each student. Dr. Allison Anderson-Harder, Superintendent

Small group of students learning together

Small Class Sizes PreK-12

Student learning on chromebook

1:1 Student Chromebooks and Tablets

1 Blue Ribbon Elementary School - Timmerman

Award-winning schools, multiple years in a row

  • Capturing Kids' Hearts, National Showcase School - Village Elementary
  • Blue Ribbon School - Timmerman Elementary

Student Achievement & Success


Develop inspired and engaged learners through a safe and caring learning environment which fosters a balance of academic and social-emotional success.


  • Improve achievement for all students.
  • Support the social-emotional development of our educational community.

Culture & Communication


Grow relationships by engaging our diverse community through intentional, meaningful opportunities and purposeful communication.


  • Create purposeful, community-wide educational activities that promote an inclusive culture of learning.
  • Utilize multiple means of communication to engage all stakeholders.

Resources & Infrastructure


Develop and maintain infrastructure and resources that meet the ongoing needs of the educational community while maintaining financial security.


  • Actively recruit and retain skilled, caring, diverse, and student-focused staff throughout the organization with competitive compensation and benefits.
  • Provide, maintain, and evaluate safe and secure learning environments that meet the ever-changing, diverse needs of our students and staff.
  • Provide Instructional resources and professional development to meet the ever-changing, diverse needs of our students and staff.

Your Benefits Working at Emporia Public Schools

This is a summary list of the many financial opportunities available to licensed employees of Emporia USD 253.

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Health insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas Blue Choice. Employer pays a negotiated amount towards monthly premiums.

  • Options from American Fidelity
    • Health savings account
    • Vision insurance
    • Group life insurance
    • And more
  • Active Employee Wellness Program

  • Long and short-term disability

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  • Contact our Human Resources Office at 620-341-2330 for more information:
    • The current base salary
    • Substitute pay for classroom teachers
    • ESOL stipend
    • Special Education stipend
    • Longevity stipend
    • National Board Teacher Certification stipend
  • Supplemental job opportunities

  • Recruitment and retention stipend for positions identified as hard to fill.

  • Employer-paid deferred benefit plan

  • Activities pass for district events

  • Partial tuition reimbursement for dual credit & special education staff on waiver

  • District pays for 15 hours of coursework for the ESOL endorsement

More Reasons to Join our Team

  • Leadership opportunities

  • Duty free lunch

  • Plan time

  • Professional Learning Communities

  • Fully KSDE accredited

  • Extra duty opportunities available

  • Leaves of absence (contact our Human Resource Office 620-341-2330)

Jared Giffin

Jared Giffin

Director of Human Resources
Ana Bailon

Ana Bailon

Assistant Director of Human Resources