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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 member, Professional Standards Board and liaison to the Kansas State School for the Blind
  • 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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