Olathe superintendent wins honor of the year in Kansas

OLATHE, Kan. - A local superintendent received a statewide honor on Wednesday.

The Olathe Superintendent was named the Kansas Superintendent of the Year by the Kansas School Superintendents' Association.

Marlin Berry received the honor based on leadership in meeting the needs of the students in the district. Berry said teachers and other administrators in the district deserve a lot of credit for this distinction.

"So it's a team effort and our focus has, and always will be, on the kids," Berry said. "That's our vision statement for the district, trying to prepare kids for the future. So that's what we try and focus on every day."

The award allows Berry to select a high school senior for a $1,000 scholarship.

Berry has been superintendent since 2010.

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