HOISINGTON–Hoisington High School principal Meg Wilson filed Thursday for the Kansas State Board of Education, District 5.
The position is currently held by Dodge City resident Sally Cauble, who serves as board vice-chair.
“I believe that as educators, we have the greatest opportunity to influence our nation’s future through the leadership and character development opportunities we provide to our youth,” Wilson said in a news release.
“My vision for educational leadership in Kansas is one of a facilitative approach which allows local school boards to empower the administration, staff, students, and community to be an innovative collegial team. Through allowing districts to identify their needs to serve their student population, local school boards have the opportunity to support administration in providing an engaging curriculum for students as well as school staff to focus not simply that students are taught but to ensure that they learn; to work collaboratively on matters related to learning; and to hold ourselves accountable for the kind of results that fuel continual improvement.”
Wilson, a Republican, has served in the education profession for more than 31 years, the past four years as Hoisington High School principal.
She also taught special education in northwest Kansas at the Smith Center elementary school where she coached volleyball and track and served as a board of education member.
Since 2010, Wilson has served as a co-chair for the Social, Emotional, and Character Development Standards (SECD) Writing Committee which has local, state, and national support. The standards were adopted by the Kansas State Board of Education in April, 2012.
“It would be a sincere honor to serve the people of District 5 on the Kansas State Board of Education,” said Wilson. “I am eager to put my 31 years in education to use in promoting local control of education standards, which will provide our schools in Kansas the ability to be competitive with states throughout the country.”