Following graduation in '69, I attended
two years at KSTC in Emporia (along w/Steve Stone, Al Kerby, Don Stevens...et
al), then transferred to Washburn University where I received a B.A.
in '73. This was, in no way, influenced by the fact that Linda Mann
was attending at Washburn (and I still don't know what an Ichabod is.....).While
in school I managed WIBW-FM and did free-lance advertising and communications
and I married in June of '73. I moved into teaching high school Compostion,
Literature and English while Linda received her B.M.E. in '75. We both
taught in the Topeka area for several years. I received my M.S. at Kansas
State in '79 and became Asst. Principal at Concordia High.....don't
faint. In 1983 I landed my first Superintendent of Schools position.
Meanwhile, Linda and I got bored and suddenly
had two kids: Jeremy in '82 and Jennifer in '84...okay, so I didn't
study my biology. Since our lavish life was now squandered, I got academic
fever and completed a Ph.D. at Kansas State in March, '84. I've been
fortunate to hold several superintendencies in Kansas (and one in Arkansas-
that's a whole 'nuther story), and teach Graduate School. After a four-year
stint out of Kansas, we're now back in Arkansas City (so. of Wichita)
and seeing those we've missed for awhile. I'm still doing the school
administration thing and Linda teaches elementary music in Wellington.
I've had '69 classmates walk up to me at a school open house and let
me know who they are AND tell me they've got kids in the school system......talk
about feeling old.
Great to see this site...speaks well of
our class. Nancy Goreham: I HAVE NOT forgotten you or Lanny Wolf from
the Keintz IGA days...let alone your crazy voice on intercom when food
was piled everywhere and you had no bagger.