Shawnee Heights BOE Selects Next Superintendent to Start July 1, 2024

The Shawnee Heights USD 450 Superintendent Search has ended! In a momentous decision, the Board of Education has selected Sheila Meggers as our next Superintendent of USD 450. The resolution was approved unanimously at a special meeting on February 19, 2024. Mrs. Meggers will assume leadership on July 1, 2024, after the retirement of Tim Hallacy, at the end of the 2023-2024 school year.

Mrs. Meggers has broad educational experience as a teacher, administrator, and educator of educators. In the last seven years, she has been an Assistant Superintendent of Finance for Hutchinson Public Schools, PreK-8 Principal in Renwick Public Schools, and Assistant Principal of Hutchinson High School.

Mrs. Meggers shared, "I am humbled and honored to serve as the next Superintendent of Shawnee Heights USD 450. I am eager to work with the high-quality board members, administrators, and educators I met while visiting the district."

Mrs. Meggers was drawn to Shawnee Heights because of its excellent reputation and community support. She believes investing time to get to know others individually is essential in building strong relationships and fostering collaboration. Having a solid background in leadership and school finance, along with a passion for education, she is confident she can contribute to the continued success and growth of the Shawnee Heights school district.

Board President Rosa Cavazos says that Mrs. Meggers emerged from an extensive search process as the right candidate to lead the School District. "The Board is certain in our choice of Sheila Meggers and confident that she will be a collaborative leader in the Shawnee Heights community and that under her leadership, Shawnee Heights will continue to be recognized for providing outstanding academic education for all students."

Board President Rosa Cavazos explained that community members were a key factor, providing valuable input to ensure the chosen leader aligns with the collective vision and values of the district. The committees included district staff and administrators, parents, and community members. "The input from the community as a whole was very helpful to our process," said Rosa Cavazos, Board President.

The Board expresses gratitude for the active participation and support from the community throughout the selection process. The Board selected three finalists whom they interviewed. "As a board team, we believe Sheila is the right choice for the next Superintendent to serve our students and our community," said Rosa Cavazos, Board President.