Fred Van Ranken started as Superintendent of Schools for Newton USD 373 in July 2020. Mr. Van Ranken came to Newton from USD 240 Twin Valley, where he was the superintendent. Prior to that he was at Smoky Valley as the director of student learning from 2006-2016 and as a high school principal from 1999-2006. He was also a principal for 2 years at St. John Junior/Senior High School. Before becoming an administrator, Mr. Van Ranken worked in the Solomon school district for eight years, including 6 years as head coach of the football team and was also a teacher at Sacred Heart Junior/Senior High School in Salina for one year. He holds an Associate of Arts degree in Biology from Hutchinson Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and a Master of Science in Administration, both from Kansas State University. He received his superintendent license through Friends University.
Reagan Seidl began serving as the Director of Special Education for the Harvey County Special Education Cooperative in July of 2015, following a year as the Assistant Director of the Cooperative. Prior to her current position, Ms. Seidl worked as a School Psychologist for the Harvey County Special Education Cooperative with assignments within elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Ms. Seidl earned her Bachelor of Science, Master in Science in School Psychology and Specialist in Education (School Psychology) all from Emporia State University. She earned her Education Leadership - District Level License from Wichita State University.
Phone: 316.284.6580 | Contact Reagan Seidl