USD 383 Announces Appointments For 2002-03

Manhattan, Kansas. USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools announces three appointments for the 2002-2003 school year. Jim Armendariz has been named the principal at Ogden Elementary School, Nancy Kole has been named the principal at Lee Elementary School and Dee McKee has been named the Director of Special Services.

Mr. Armendariz has a BS degree in Elementary Education from Kansas State University and will receive his MS degree in Education Administration in the spring of 2002 from Kansas State University. He has been an elementary teacher for twelve year with USD 383. Mr. Armendariz has served as Assistant Principal at Bluemont Elementary School since August of 2001.

Ms. Kole has a BS degree in Elementary Education from the University of Texas, Austin and an MS degree in Educational Administration from Texas Tech University. She is currently working toward her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at Kansas State University. Her previous experience includes elementary teacher in Wolfforth, Salton and Austin, Texas, ESL Coordinator with USD 475 Geary County Schools, and Literacy Coordinator, USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden Schools. Ms. Kole has been the interim principal of Lee Elementary School since July 2001.

Ms. McKee has a BA degree from Saint Mary of the Plains College, Dodge City and a MS degree in Secondary Education from Fort Hayes State University. Her previous experience includes Director Prairie Hills Interlocal #635, Director KiCom Special Services Cooperative, Gifted Education facilitator for USD 433, Adjunct Faculty with Pratt Community College, Chairman/Commissioner of Ford County, Public Relations and Sales for Feist Publications and Language Arts/Journalism/Psychology teacher at Kinsley High School. She has been the interim Director of Special Education for USD 383 since January 2001.