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Third Andover superintendent finalist has Wichita ties

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 9:46 a.m.
  • Updated Friday, March 8, 2013, at 7:05 a.m.

The third of three finalists for the top job at Andover schools is a former administrator from Wichita.

Andover officials announced Thursday that Greg Rasmussen, former assistant superintendent for elementary schools in Wichita, is a candidate for Andover superintendent post.

Rasmussen left Wichita in 2010 to become superintendent of schools in Middletown, Ohio. He worked nine years in the Wichita district, first as executive director of instructional technology before becoming an assistant superintendent.

He applied for the open superintendent position in Wichita in 2008 but wasn’t a finalist.

He has been an educator since 1982, serving as an elementary classroom teacher, building principal and state and district-level administrator.

Rasmussen and his wife, Nancy, grew up in Kansas and lived in Andover while he worked for the Wichita district. Their two children graduated from Andover Central High School.

He has a bachelor of arts from Bethany College and a master’s from Kansas State University.

The Andover school board has narrowed its field of superintendent candidates to three and is conducting interviews and hosting a public reception for each finalist this week. The other two finalists are Darrel Stufflebeam, superintendent of the Rock Creek school district east of Manhattan, and David Howard, superintendent of the Basehor-Linwood district near Leavenworth.

Andover is searching for a replacement for Superintendent Mark Evans, who was named superintendent of Omaha public schools in December.

Evans was a deputy superintendent in Wichita before becoming Andover superintendent in 2005.

Reach Suzanne Perez Tobias at 316-268-6567 or stobias@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @SuzanneTobias.

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