Watson selected as new Kansas Commissioner of Education

By Nick Gosnell
November 13, 2014

McPherson USD 418 will be looking for a new Superintendent.

According to a Facebook post from the Kansas State Department of Education, "During its meeting this morning, the Kansas State Board of Education announced its selection of Dr. Randy Watson, current superintendent of McPherson Unified School District as its next Kansas Commissioner of Education.

More information will be released shortly. We extend our congratulations to Dr. Watson and welcome him to KSDE."

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback said of Watson's selection, 

“Randy Watson is an excellent choice to serve as Education Commissioner. He is a dedicated educator who understands the needs of our great Kansas schools and students.

“Randy is well known as an innovative thinker on improving student achievement and outcomes.  I look forward to working with Randy and the entire Board of Education in the upcoming year.”

As we receive more information, we will pass it along on Mid Kansas Online and on KBBE!