Trigg_first-day14small.jpgIn June 2015 the Blue Valley Board of Education appointed Dr. Al Hanna as the interim superintendent. Hanna is no stranger to Blue Valley Schools having a career that spans three decades in the district. Hanna came to Blue Valley from the neighboring Shawnee Mission School District in 1982, excited to be a part of a growing rural community. Prior to his interim superintendent appointment, he has held the title of band director, planning coordinator, director of personnel, and assistant and deputy superintendent. His wealth of experience, history with the district and track record of successful leadership will serve Blue Valley well during this transition period. Hanna plans to retire after a new superintendent is identified and takes office.

Dr. Hanna earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska in 1971 and then completed his master's degree in music education in 1975. He later earned his education doctorate in 1988. His civic involvement includes Leadership Overland Park and chairing its Education Day for 11 years. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Leawood Chamber of Commerce and was a member of Overland Park and Leawood Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs committees. Hanna and his wife Reca have been married for 45 years and have two children, both graduates of Blue Valley High, and four grandchildren.​​​​​​​​​​​​