Sue Givens, Superintendent, El Dorado USD #490
Sue Givens is currently Superintendent of Schools in El Dorado – USD 490. A proud product of Kansas public education, Givens attended both Highland and Midway of Denton high schools, then earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Emporia State and Wichita State Universities, respectively.
Formerly assistant superintendent in Pratt – USD 382, she has also served as a middle and elementary school principal in Pratt, Garden Plain and Stafford; as Consulting Teacher for Instructional Computing in Topeka – USD 501; and as an elementary and middle school math teacher in Pratt, Stafford, Topeka, and Burlington. Her teaching career included coaching at middle and high school levels in tennis, volleyball, track, basketball and cheerleading.
Givens has served in professional organization leadership as secretary-treasurer and president of the Kansas Association of Middle School Principals, president of the United School Administrators of Kansas, and as chair of the Kansas Learning First Alliance. Professional recognitions include being named a Kansas Master Teacher, Keys for Networking Principal of the Year, and USA-Kansas Distinguished Service Award recipient. Givens is currently active in community organizations as a board member of the El Dorado YMCA and El Dorado Inc., as a Trustee for Trinity United Methodist Church, is Co-Executive Director of Miss Kansas Pageant, Inc, and is a member of the El Dorado Rotary Club.
Sue and husband, Bruce, have been married for 36 years and have one daughter, Megan, who resides in Lawrence with her husband Andy, and granddaughters Taylor and Connor.