KASB Executive Director John Heim honored at KSU

Longtime educator and KASB Executive Director John Heim has been recognized as the 2019 College of Education Distinguished Alumni Fellow at Kansas State University.

Prior to accepting the position of executive director of KASB in 2010, Dr. Heim served as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent. He served as school district superintendent in Leoti, El Dorado and Emporia. He taught in Bazine and served as an assistant principal in Lawrence and principal in Brookville. Other teaching experience includes serving as an adjunct professor for Wichita State and Emporia State universities. 

In 2009 he was named the Kansas Association of School Administrators Superintendent of the Year. Other honors include the United School Administrators of Kansas Outstanding Service Award and the Kansas School Public Relations Association’s Communicator of the Year award. He is a graduate of Leadership Kansas. 

Dr. Heim earned a bachelor of science degree in secondary education from the University of Kansas; a master’s degree in educational administration from Fort Hays State University and a doctorate degree in educational administration from Kansas State University in 1987. 

Dr. Heim is married to Gillian Chapman and has two sons, Sam and Jack; two stepdaughters Isabelle Williams and Olivia Chapman; and a daughter-in-law, Alexa Heim. 

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