The Wichita school board tonight unanimously chose John Allison, a suburban superintendent from outside Pittsburgh, Pa., as the district’s next leader.
The finalists for the job, Allison and Denise Wren, the Wichita district’s assistant superintendent for high schools, held question-and-answer sessions Saturday with district employees and residents.
From those meetings, Allison emerged as the best choice to lead the district of nearly 50,000 students, district officials said.
Allison is currently the superintendent of the Mount Lebanon school district in suburban Pittsburgh, Pa., but spent much of his career in the Shawnee Mission school district and earned a from bachelor’s degree, University of Kansas and a master’s degree from Emporia State University.
Mr. Allison, we hardly knew you! When you say your final goodbyes, safe travels and best wishes to you and all your family.
It will be interesting to see how the Mt. Lebanon School Board handles Mr. Allison's exit and the search for a successor.