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UPDATE:Board Names Hickert Superintendent

KSCB News - January 19, 2016 6:08 am

During their January 18, 2016 regular board meeting, the USD 480 Board of Education named Renae Hickert as Superintendent of USD 480 schools. Mrs. Hickert has been serving as interim superintendent since mid-September 2015 and has worked in USD 480 since July of 2012. Mrs. Hickert has over thirty years of educational experience which includes serving as a teacher and principal in southwest Kansas as well as superintendent in the Rural Vista school district.
Mrs. Hickert received a bachelor s degree from Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, OK and received a master s degree from Fort Hays State University.

It looks like Renae Hickert is Liberal’s new superintendent. The 480 school board unanimously agreed on Hickert as the school district’s leader pending approval of the contract. Her contract will run through June of 2017.
Hickert currently is the interim superintendent replacing Paul Larkin. Hickert has been in the district since 2012. Hickert is a Moscow native and graduated from Seward County Community College and Panhandle State. From 1985-2003 she was a classroom teacher at Herndon and Stanton County. From 2003-2007 she was principal at Stanton County Middle School and at the alternative high school in Elkhart. She was superintendent at Hope and White City schools from 2007 to 2012 before returning to southwest Kansas to be deputy superintendent at Liberal.
The school board also heard a presentation from Liberal High School’s Avid Ambassadors Monday night


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