Dr. John Black
Educators have an awesome responsiblity. Recently I read the following quote from a "Simple Truths" page: "There are generations yet unborn whose very lives will be shifted and shaped by the moves you make and the action you take today." It is important to me to do what is right for our students, staff and community.
My career path to my current position as superintendent of schools started as teacher of students with mild mental retardation. I taught in the Chicago area and Wichita school system. I spent 22 years as a special education administrator in the following counties: Coffey, Osage, Marion and McPherson. In 2001, I became assistant superintendent for finance in McPherson USD 418 and then moved to Augusta in 2006 to take on various responsibilties at the district level before becoming superintendent in 2011.
My wife Yolanda was a special education education teacher before staying home to raise our two children who are now adults living in Minneapolis, Minn., and Kansas City, Mo.
I attended and have degrees from Trinity College (Deerfield, Ill.), Wichtia State University and Kansas State University.
It is a privilege to work with a dedicated faculty and staff in Augusta USD 402.