Woodland Park School District RE-2 hired a new superintendent Friday during a special board meeting, the district announced.
Steve Woolf will start July 1, a news release says. Jed Bowman, who has been superintendent for more than eight years, said in September he planned to leave at the end of this school year in May because of his wife's health.
Woolf will move to the area from southeast Kansas, where he was superintendent of Erie USD 101.
Woolf has 10 years of experience as a superintendent and 14 years as a principal, the release says. He received a bachelor's degree in education and master's degree in education administration from Kansas State University.
"I am extremely excited to be a part of the Woodland Park family and looking forward to leading a team who put children first," Woolf said in the release.
Woolf is recognized as a national speaker on a variety of topics, the release says, including climate and culture, classroom management, priority setting, leadership, student/staff motivation, academic achievement, building relationships/connections, conservation and environmental education and marketing positive images for educators.
The district has three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. Its enrollment is 2,512 students from prekindergarten through 12th grade, according to its website.
Contact Ellie Mulder: 636-0198