Basehor-Linwood hires new superintendent

John Richmeier
The Leavenworth Times
Doug Powers

The Basehor-Linwood Board of Education has hired a new superintendent.

Doug Powers will replace David Howard, who is retiring as the superintendent at the end of the school year.

Powers was hired for the job Thursday during a special meeting of the USD 458 Basehor-Linwood Board of Education.

Powers will officially begin his duties as the new superintendent July 1.

He currently is employed by the Turner school district, Kansas City, Kansas, as the assistant superintendent of facilities and public relations.

He previously served as a superintendent in the Maize and Marysville school districts, according to a news release from the Basehor-Linwood district.

He began his career in education as a teacher in El Dorado. He also has held administrative positions in the Parsons and De Soto school districts.

“We are in the business of producing learners: students who become citizens, students who become our future, and students who will carry on our legacy and our good work,” Powers said in a news release. “I can’t think of a better place than USD 458 to continue the work of creating a future yet to exist.”

Basehor-Linwood Board President Dayna Miller said in a news release that the “selection of our next superintendent was an extremely important duty for the board, and we believe we have found an outstanding leader.”

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