Olathe Madeleine Burkindine has been named superintendent of the Kansas State School for the Blind, the state announced Thursday.
Burkindine, who currently is school principal, will replace Bill Daugherty, who resigned to become superintendent of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. His last day is July 20.
The state Board of Education accepted Daugherty's resignation Wednesday. Interim Education Commissioner Dale M. Dennis said Burkindine is well qualified to take the helm.
"Madeleine is a strong supporter of the mission of KSSB to serve as an outreach support to the districts statewide. She has the respect and support of staff at KSSB and is well qualified to build upon the schools successes," Dennis said in a news release.