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New KPS superintendent announced

Jason Mundorf has been selected as the next superintendent of Kearney Public Schools.
Jason Mundorf has been selected as the next superintendent of Kearney Public Schools.(Kearney Public Schools)
Published: Feb. 10, 2022 at 1:12 PM CST
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The Kearney Public Schools Board of Education voted unanimously on February 9, 2022, to negotiate with Jason Mundorf for the position of KPS superintendent.

Currently serving as the KPS Associate Superintendent, Mundorf has worked in the district since 2017. He has 22 years of educational experience to share with the district.

“We are thrilled that Mr. Mundorf has accepted the position,” stated Wendy Kreis, KPS Board of Education President. “Mr. Mundorf has worked diligently in our district and will continue his contributions in this new position. We look forward to working alongside him for the betterment of KPS.”

Mundorf has worked as the Superintendent and Principal at Anselmo-Merna Public Schools, principal at Carrollton City Schools, and Associate Principal at Carrollton High School. Mundorf was also Assistant Principal and Business Education Instructor in Paulding County Schools.

His education includes an Education Specialist degree in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Jacksonville State University, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Jacksonville State University, a Business Education from the University of West Georgia, and a BS in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska - Kearney.

Mundorf is an active member of the Kearney community with involvement in the Junior Achievement Board, Buffalo County Community Partners Board, Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce Board, and the E-Free Church.

“I am excited and honored to have been chosen as the new superintendent of Kearney Public Schools,” said Jason Mundorf. “We are blessed to have incredible teachers, administrators, support staff, and district leadership to educate and work with our terrific students in this supportive community. Kearney is a fantastic place to live and work, and our school system is a critical piece to what makes Kearney great! I look forward to working collaboratively with the school board, staff, students, parents, and community. We have all been privileged to have been led by Dr. Edwards for the past six years. I am confident we can move forward with the vision he started with our Board of Education and continue to provide and enhance the educational opportunities of our students.”

The Superintendent interview process included meetings with groups from the Community, Staff, Administration, Executive Cabinet, and Directors. The process also had a tour and a formal interview with the Board. The Board wishes to thank the interview groups for their time invested in the process and their valuable input.

The Board of Education will take action on Mundorf’s Superintendent contract at an upcoming meeting of the Board on February 14, 2022.

Dr. Kent Edwards will retire at the end of June.

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