2 of 3 Eudora superintendent candidates identified, visit community

Two of three candidates for the Eudora school district superintendent position have been identified in association with their visits to the district Wednesday and Thursday. The final candidate will visit Friday.

The first candidate, Darrel Kohlman, visited Wednesday. According to information from the Eudora school district, Kohlman has served as superintendent of Nemaha Central school district (Seneca) since 2010. He and his wife, Paula, are graduates of Canton-Galva High School. Kohlman graduated from high school in 1984 and received a bachelor’s degree in education and master’s degree in education administration from Emporia State University. Kohlman taught and coached at Twin Valley schools and Hillsboro before leaving the classroom in 2001 to become principal of Bucklin High School. He later served as that district’s principal for preschool through 12th grade. He was named superintendent of the Mullinville school district in 2008, a position in which he also served as principal of the district high school and director of its 21st century learning academy.

Jason Cline, superintendent of South Brown County school district (Horton) is visiting the district Thursday and will meet the public from 4 to 4:30 p.m. at Eudora High School, 2203 High St. Cline has 19 years of experience in education, including six years as a superintendent. Cline is married and has a 13-year-old son and a 16-year-old daughter.

The Eudora school district will release the name of the third candidate Friday. The candidate will meet the public from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at Eudora High School.

The Eudora school board is expected to announce a hiring decision next week. The current superintendent, Steve Splichal, announced recently that he would resign at the end of this school year.


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