Degrees and Certifications:
Wichita State University Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), Educational Leadership 2007 – 2010 Eastern Illinois University Master's degree, Educational Administration 1991 – 1993 Pittsburg State University Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Technology Education 1987 – 1990
On July 1, 2016, Dr. Steve Noble began his career at USD 345 as the fifth superintendent in the history of the district.
Noble previously served as Superintendent of Schools at USD 410 in Hillsboro, KS. Prior to becoming a superintendent, Dr. Noble served a variety of administrative roles in Haven USD 312 that included activities' director, assistant principal, principal, and director of curriculum and instruction. He previously taught middle and high school industrial technology in Rose Hill, Great Bend, and Osceola, MO.
"The most important role for the superintendent is to carry out the vision, mission, and goals of the school board. The superintendent must also be keen at understanding the differing perspectives that are bound to exist among our staff and community and build consensus in a way that best serves the students of USD 345 going forward. To be most effective at understanding the community and developing trust, the superintendent should be visible, active, and involved in the community. Trust emerges when the leader's talk and actions line up. A good superintendent always puts "students first" in every decision (s)he makes."