DR. TODD WHITE, SUPERINTENDENT
Dr. Todd White is a skilled educational leader with more than 30 years of experience in education. White assumed the role of Blue Valley Schools Superintendent in the spring of 2016, making him the seventh superintendent in district history. He leads the district's strategic efforts for unprecedented academic success and unparalleled personal growth for every student. White describes his leadership style as team-centric and believes that student success lies in the immensely talented group of people who make up the Blue Valley Schools.
It is this spirit of collaboration and teamwork that has resulted in White's proven track record in education. His experience in educational leadership includes a combined 13 years as a superintendent for the Harrisonville School District (2,500 students) and North Kansas City School District (19,500 students). Under his leadership, rapid improvements in student achievement and graduation rates earned him the Missouri Superintendent of the Year (MIPA) in 2015 and Outstanding Superintendent in 2013 from the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA).
His reputation for success also earned him accolades from the community. White was named a 2016 Outstanding Superintendent in the first annual Speak Up Shout Out Awards for the district's exceptional participation in the Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning. In 2014, he was awarded the Richard Noll Award of Excellence in Government Service by Northland Neighborhoods, Inc. for his understanding that strong neighborhoods build strong schools. White was also named the 2015 Missouri Interscholastic Press Association Administrator of the Year for providing outstanding service to journalism.
White earned a bachelor's degree from William Jewell College, a master's degree and educational specialist degree from the University of Central Missouri and a doctorate degree from the University of Missouri. He and his wife have three children and three grandchildren.