DR. TODD WHITE NAMED INCOMING SUPERINTENDENT
The excitement in the air is undeniable in Blue Valley. Dr. Todd White has been named the next superintendent of Blue Valley Schools. The Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of White at a special board meeting on Feb. 16.
Dr. White's experience in educational leadership spans three decades and 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). White has a proven track-record. 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. 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 has three children and three grandchildren and will be the seventh superintendent in Blue Valley's 50-year history when he assumes the role March 1. He and his family look forward to immersing themselves in the Blue Valley community and a culture of excellence rooted in the district's rich history of success.
The Board worked with search firm, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, to facilitate the national search process that included input from more than 1,100 students, parents, staff and community members. From this input, the Board began its search for a leader who shared the community's values and goals. According to Board of Education President Mike Seitz, no one was a better fit to lead Blue Valley Schools to the next level of achievement than Dr. White.