Dr John Heim – Executive Director Kansas Association of School Boards (KSSA Talk #14)

Dr. John Heim

 JohnHiemDr. John Heim is executive director of the Kansas Association of School Boards.  Dr. Heim came to KASB after serving as the superintendent for the Emporia Public Schools for 13 years.  Prior to that he was the executive director of the Educational Services and Staff Development Association of Central Kansas (ESSDACK) in Hutchinson. He also has been a superintendent in El Dorado and the Wichita County Schools at Leoti.  He was a building administrator in the Lawrence and El-Saline school districts.  He began his education career as a history and government teacher in 1981.

KASB, headquartered in Topeka, is the state organization that provides services, training and resources for local boards of education.  KASB members are governing boards for unified school districts, community colleges, area vocational-technical schools, special education cooperatives and interlocals, and regional service centers. KASB assists local board of education with professional development and goal setting, policy development, research, legislative advocacy, superintendent searches, insurance services and legal issues.

Dr. Heim has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, a master’s degree in educational administration from Fort Hays State University, and a doctorate in educational administration from Kansas State University. He currently is an adjunct faculty member in The Teachers College at Emporia State University. He also has been a guest lecturer at Wichita State University and the University of Kansas.

Dr. Heim was selected as the 2008 Kansas Superintendent of the Year by the Kansas Association of School Administrators. He received the Outstanding Service Award from the United School Administrators of Kansas in 2006 and the Communicator of the Year Award from the Kansas School Public Relations Association in 2001.


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