At a special board meeting this past Friday, the USD 247 Board of Education passed a motion to hire Nick Hansen as the new principal at Southeast Junior High School starting with the 2019-2020 school year.
Mr. Hansen graduated from Pittsburg State University in 2009 and was a member of the Cross Country and Track and Field Teams. He has worked at Mulvane High School for the last 7 years as a Social Studies Teacher where he was a member of their Building Leadership and District Leadership teams. He also coached Middle School Track and High School Cross Country. He has been married to his wife Jenn for 5 years and they have two young boys. Hunter age 3 and Cannon who is 6 months. Jenn is originally from Frontenac and they are very much looking forward to returning to Southeast Kansas and raising their family here. Mr. Hansen commented, “I am very excited to join the Southeast family and working to provide a learning environment that prepares students for life-long success.”
According to Superintendent Dr. Brad Miner, there were several applications for the position and four were selected for interviews. Each candidate’s visit to Southeast included a tour of the district, participation in an informal meet and greet with SJHS staff, completion of an interview process with SJHS staff, and ended with an interview with district administration and board members. Dr. Miner commented, “We are very excited to have Mr. Hansen come on board. He is very professional and brings a lot of positives to the position. He was a standout in the interview process and comes with exceptional references.”
Note: Current Principal, Joe Martin, submitted his retirement letter earlier this Spring. Mr. Martin has been with the district for the past 7 years.