Superintendent Yunk Announces Retirement
Dan Yunk, USD 383 superintendent of schools, announced today that he
will be retiring from the field of education at the
close of the 1999-2000 contract year.
Yunk has worked for the Manhattan-Ogden school district for 20 years
(1980-2000) in a variety of positions including
assistant principal, principal, associate superintendent and superintendent. Yunk was also an English and speech teacher and
principal at Riley County High School (1971-1979).
District accomplishments during Yunk’s tenure include restructuring
the middle school program and building of two new
middle schools, construction of one new elementary school, construction of a central food services kitchen, and remodeling
of five school buildings. USD 383 was recently designated as a Blue Ribbon District and nationally recognized by Expansion
During Yunk’s tenure as principal at Northview Elementary, the school
was selected as a National Exemplary School by the
US Department of Education and featured on MacNeil/Lehrer Productions national PBS documentary.
"I have enjoyed working with children, teachers and district staff over
the past 20 years and will certainly miss working with
such a dedicated and talented group of individuals," Yunk said.
Yunk is serving as the chair of the Commissioner of Education’s Council
of Superintendents and had been elected member of
the Board of Directors of the Kansas Association of School Administrators.
The contract year ends on June 30, 2000. Yunk will begin employment
with Kansas Farm Bureau and Affiliated Companies
as Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development on July 1, 2000.