New superintendent welcomed to Western Plains

RANSOM – Western Plains Unified School District 106, which has schools in both Ransom and Bazine, is welcoming a new superintendent for the upcoming school year.

Roger Stumpf is the new high school principal and district superintendent as he is stationed in Ransom.

This is Stumpf’s first stint as a superintendent, but he isn’t new to the administration arena. He spent six years as a high school principal and one year as a K-8 principal after teaching for 10 years.

Prior to joining the Bobcat ranks, Stumpf was a principal and athletic director at Onaga High School, which is a 2A school in northeast Kansas. As for his teaching credentials, he was in the classroom at schools in Hiawatha, Haviland and Topeka High, where he taught physics.

Stumpf earned his bachelor’s degree in secondary education with a teaching certification in social studies and physical science from Kansas State University. He then earned his master’s degree in 1999 also from K-State.

He and his wife, Kim, have three children – Maci, 15; Grant, 7; and Kennedy, 3.

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