Archive for Thursday, March 12, 2009

The next leader of our public schools

Rick Doll, current superintendent in Louisburg, Kan., will be filling Lawrence's superintendent post this year.

March 12, 2009


Name: Richard Doll.

Age: 55.

Current position: Completing fourth year as school superintendent in Louisburg, a district of nearly 2,000 students in Miami County.

Experience: 12 years as superintendent of schools in Rock Creek (1993-2005), two years as an associate professor at Kansas State University (2002-04) and four years as assistant superintendent for instruction in McPherson (1989-1993). Also served six years as principal of Wamego High School (1983-89), three years as principal of Herington High School (1980-83), one year as assistant principal of Herington High School (1979-80), and three years as a history and political science teacher at Herington High School (1976-79).

Education: Bachelor of Arts in history at McPherson College; Master of Science and doctorate in educational administration at Kansas State University.

Personal life: He and his wife, Gayle, have three sons — Jake, a fourth-year medical student at Columbia University in New York City; Caleb, a doctoral student at Vanderbilt; and Jesse, a senior at the University of Denver.

Expected salary: $156,000.


Lori Nation 8 years, 7 months ago

Did the school district think on saving money with his salary?? Of course not so now what increase school fees, sorry but I am going to continue not paying our school fees!!

Paul R Getto 8 years, 7 months ago

Good choice. Dr. Doll is an effective, visionary leader. As for his salary, he is at or below 'market rate' for a district Lawrence's size. Best wishes and good luck to the new superintendent, the entire staff, the board and the students. PS: Iristh1230: You don't have to pay school fees. Sign an affidavit and you might get a waiver. "If you are unable to pay these fees, the law allows for some of these fees to be waived (K.S.A. 72-4107a and 72-5391). "

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