Dr. Nathan Reed to be USD 465 New Superintendent
15 days ago
The U.S.D. 465 Board of Education announces that Dr. Nathan Reed will be the next superintendent of the district and will begin his duties in Winfield July 1. The board voted unanimously during a special Monday evening meeting to offer the position to Reed, the offer was accepted.
Currently superintendent of U.S.D. 310 (Fairfield), Reed earned his doctorate in educational leadership from Wichita State University. He previously had been principal of grades 6-12 in Deerfield (Kan.), assistant principal at Colvin Elementary and Irving Elementary in Wichita, and an elementary school teacher in Lakin and in Andover.
“We were impressed by Dr. Reed’s commitment to relationships and his quiet leadership in his district,” says Lyle Weinert, president of the U.S.D. 465 board. “It was especially intriguing to see the process by which he led administrators in his district in analyzing areas of concern, and building plans to deal with these concerns.”
Weinert adds that Reed was profiled in a recent issue of the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB) publication, with explanations of how the Fairfield district is dealing with a high percentage of low-income students, student mobility, and absentees.
In addition to his leadership of U.S.D. 310, Reed is an adjunct instructor in the Fort Hays State University master’s program and is a member of the FHSU Ed.S. advisory council. He is a graduate of the KASB’s Leaders for Tomorrow class of 2014-15, and has been a professional development leader and designer. He also organized a bond issue in Fairfield, and has been the district budget writer.
A native of Lakin, Reed earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree from FHSU, where he was a two-time NCAA All-American in track and was on the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference all-conference academic team.
Reed and his wife, Chelsea, will move to the Winfield area with their two children, Tyler, 7, and Teryl, 4.