An educator, with over 20-years experience as a Superintendent in Kansas, will become the next Trenton R-9 School Superintendent.
The R-9 Board of Education made the announcement Monday morning that Mike Stegman of Cimarron, Kansas has been hired as Trenton’s Superintendent beginning July 1st for the 2019-2020 school year.
Stegman currently is Superintendent of the Cimarron-Ensign U-S-D 102 School District in southwestern Kansas. His contract at Trenton is for three years with the option of an extension each year. The salary for the first year is $110,000.
KTTN news contacted Mike at his office in Cimarron, Kansas.
The school board hired the Missouri School Board Association to conduct a superintendent’s search. The main contact was Doctor Bob Watkins, and Stegman said he has known Doctor Watkins for many years including in his capacity with the Kansas – Missouri Superintendent’s Forum.
Stegman talked about his interview at Trenton with school board members and pledged to become involved in the Trenton community.
Stegman and his wife Marcy are parents of three grown children. One is in Hiawatha, Kansas; another is in Omaha; and the third is in the Lawrence, Kansas. Stegman said moving to Trenton will allow he and wife to be closer to family.
His past experience includes two years as Superintendent of a small district in southwest Kansas, sixteen years at Washington, Kansas, and he’s currently in his third year as the Superintendent at Cimarron. That school has nearly 700 students compared to about 1,200 in Trenton. The town, in the 2016 population estimate, had nearly 2,500 residents and is located about 15-miles from Dodge City, Kansas.