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Mr. Jim Porter
501 S. 7th
Fredonia, KS  66736
(316) 617-6779  (cell)

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  • Represents the following school districts, primarily in southeastern Kansas, District 9
  • Began first term on the State Board in January 2015
  • Committee Assignments —State Board Policy Committee, Professional Standards Board, liaison to the Kansas State School for the Blind, NASBE Governmental Affairs Committee, Kansas State High School Activities Association Board of Directors, Extraordinary Need State Aid Review Committee
  • 47 years in public education, including 34 as Superintendent of Schools
  • Civic leadership includes serving on Fredonia Hospital Board of Trustees, Fredonia Arts Council and with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the 31st Judicial District
  • Church music director for more than 30 years, current director of the Fredonia Community Choir

Mr. Porter is a long-time public school educator, spending part of his career teaching music to students in grades kindergarten through high school. As a school administrator, he has experience as both a building principal and superintendent. Mr. Porter has served as an adjunct education instructor for a number of universities at both the undergraduate and graduate level, plus was administrator in a professional development center. He and his wife Charlene live in Fredonia. They have three grown children and two granddaughters.

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Peggy Hill

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