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Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year!  This is going to be a GREAT year!! 

 

The excitement of our school year is in the air!  Our new certified staff members’ professional development began on July 26th and returning certified staff members began on Monday, August 7th.  Jump Start for students new to a school is on Tuesday, August 15, and our First Day of School for all students is Wednesday, August 16th.

Thank you for choosing Emporia Public Schools, which is an amazing place to learn, develop and maintain lifelong relationships, and celebrate everything that education can offer.  We are proud of our Jones Early Childhood Development Center, our six elementary schools that include Logan Avenue, Riverside, Timmerman, Village, Walnut, and William Allen White, Emporia Middle School and Emporia High School. Whether you are returning or new, there are positive changes that have been happening over the summer as our bond construction work has continued.  Each of our schools either has or will have, improvements made through our generous community with the bond work.

Our first priority is the safety and well-being of every individual in our schools and buildings. Our district aligns with the state’s academic standards through our Strategic Plan’s Priorities and Goals through lessons taught by our talented staff.  One of the many qualities that I love the most about Emporia Public Schools is the dedication of our staff members to each of our students and their success.  Elementary students have their core subjects as well as Art, Music, Physical Education, Library and Technology classes. We are proud to offer a wide variety of electives as well as dual credit classes at the secondary level.

The Boys and Girls Club provides after-school care for elementary-aged students and there are a number of extracurricular activities and sports options at the secondary level.  Emporia Public Schools truly is the place to be for a great education!

Welcome back to Emporia Public Schools and visit our district website throughout the year for scheduled activities and updates. We are always #EmporiaProud!

Sincerely,

Dr. Allison Anderson-Harder, Superintendent


Messages from Dr. Allison Anderson-Harder

Dr. Allison Anderson-Harder

Superintendent

Email: allison.harder@usd253.net
Phone: 620-341-2201
Fax: 620-341-2205

Casey Jones
casey.jones@usd253.net
Secretary to the Superintendent & Clerk of the Board

Mary Herbert Education Center
1700 W 7th Ave.
PO Box 1008
Emporia, KS 66801


Assistant Superintendents

Judy Stanley

Judy Stanley

Assistant Superintendent of Teaching, Learning, and Student Services
Pam Stranathan

Pam Stranathan

Assistant Superintendent of Business Operations

Principals

Walker Ayers

Walker Ayers

Principal
Logan Avenue Elementary School
Emily Baker

Emily Baker

Principal
Riverside Elementary School
Kendra Bloomquist

Kendra Bloomquist

Assistant Principal (F-Le)
Emporia High School, EHS Office
Brent Burns

Brent Burns

Assistant Principle (RO-Z)
Emporia High School, EHS Office
Jami Dakin

Jami Dakin

Principal
Walnut Elementary School
Dathan Fischer

Dathan Fischer

Principal
Emporia High School, Flint Hills Learning Center, EHS Office
Brad Jones

Brad Jones

Assistant Principal
Emporia Middle School, EMS Office
Tell Kirk

Tell Kirk

Principal
William Allen White Elementary School
Laurie Kurzen

Laurie Kurzen

Principal
Timmerman Elementary School
Sheryl Leeds

Sheryl Leeds

Assistant Principal (Li-Ri)
Emporia High School, EHS Office
John Martin

John Martin

Principal
Emporia Middle School, EMS Office
Joy McGhee

Joy McGhee

Principal
Jones Early Childhood Development Center
Brandi Mitchell

Brandi Mitchell

Principal
Village Elementary School
Justin Sargeant

Justin Sargeant

Assistant Principal, Flint Hills Learning Center Dir.
Flint Hills Learning Center
Adrian Trujillo

Adrian Trujillo

Assistant Principal
Emporia Middle School, EMS Office
Allyson Waddle

Allyson Waddle

Assistant Principal
Emporia Middle School, EMS Office
Beau Welch

Beau Welch

Assistant Principal (A-E), Athletic Dir.
Emporia High School, EHS Office

Directors and Assistant Directors

Jennifer Arndt

Jennifer Arndt

Director of Nursing
Mary Herbert Education Center
Ana Bailon

Ana Bailon

Assistant Director of Human Resources
Mary Herbert Education Center
Paul Beadles

Paul Beadles

Director of IT Operations
Mary Herbert Education Center
Jasmyn Beyer

Jasmyn Beyer

Assistant Director of Transportation
Transportation
Caleb Brooks

Caleb Brooks

Assistant Director of Maintenance
Maintenance Department
Cate Cape

Cate Cape

Director of Business
Mary Herbert Education Center
David Carlson

David Carlson

Director of Food Service
Emporia High School
Michelle Charboneau

Michelle Charboneau

Director of Transportation
Transportation
Jared Giffin

Jared Giffin

Director of Human Resources
Mary Herbert Education Center
Tara Glades

Tara Glades

Director of Student Services
Mary Herbert Education Center, Flint Hills Special Education Cooperative
Cassie Guion

Cassie Guion

Assistant Food Service Director
Emporia High School
Dr. Ryan Karjala

Dr. Ryan Karjala

Director of Assessments & Accountability
Mary Herbert Education Center
Lyndel Landgren

Lyndel Landgren

Director of Community Relations
Mary Herbert Education Center
Dr. Erica Mickelson

Dr. Erica Mickelson

Director of Teaching and Learning
Mary Herbert Education Center
Stephanie Murray

Stephanie Murray

Assistant Director of IT
Mary Herbert Education Center
Cory Nicolet

Cory Nicolet

Director of Maintenance & Grounds
Maintenance Department