Seaman USD 345 Names Next Superintendent

Seaman USD 345 Names New Superintendent
Posted on 03/28/2022
The USD 345 Board of Education announced the selection of Brad Willson, as the new superintendent. Willson will take the reins on July 1, 2022 after the retirement of Dr. Steve Noble at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

Willson is currently serving as the Assistant Superintendent for USD 230 Spring Hill. He is in his seventh year in that position and previously served as Director of Human Resources for two years in the Spring Hill District. Willson also served as Director of Curriculum and Instruction in USD 453 Leavenworth for three years. He has spent a total of 28 years in education, holding other positions which included assistant principal and science teacher.

“The Seaman School District has a rock-solid reputation for providing all students with an exceptional education,” said Willson. “I appreciate the rigorous hiring process the Board employed and it is the highest honor of my career to be a part of the Seaman Schools family. During my visit I witnessed a strong, dedicated and caring staff; engaged student learning; and outstanding facilities. I am proud to be a Viking and together we will provide the highest quality, cutting-edge educational experiences to ensure lifelong success for every student.”

Board President Frank Henderson says that Willson emerged from a very thorough search process as the right candidate to lead the Seaman School District. “The Board is certain in our choice of Mr. Brad Willson and confident that under his leadership USD 345 will continue to be recognized as an innovative and forward-thinking district while preserving our caring and supportive school community.”

Henderson explained that community input, including the involvement of stakeholders was a key factor in the success of the superintendent search process. “The input from the community as a whole was very helpful to our process. Staff, students, parents, community members, and business leaders developed priorities for the board to focus on through an online survey and several focus groups as we reviewed possible candidates.”

The Board selected three finalists, who were interviewed by the Board. “As a board we feel we made the right selection to serve our students and our community,” said Henderson. “We’re excited to work with Mr. Willson in continuing our tradition of success in all areas of education.”