FHSU graduate, SHS superintendent receives KSSA Distinguished Service Award

Mike Mathes

01/28/16 sry
The Kansas School Superintendents' Association awarded Fort Hays State University graduate and Topeka Seaman High School Superintendent Mike Mathes with the Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding contributions to the organization and profession.

Mathes began teaching in central Kansas and Nebraska before starting in the Seaman school district in 1993 as an assistant principal at SHS. He later moved to Logan Junior High as principal in 1995. In 2000, Mike moved to the district office as assistant superintendent and took the reins as superintendent in 2002.

In 2012, Mathes was named KSSA Superintendent of the Year. Mathes will be retiring from his post as superintendent at the conclusion of the 2015-2016 school year.

Mathes was nominated by a young superintendent who said, Mike "inspired and helped guide me through my first few years as a superintendent."

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