The Grain Valley Board of Education has named Dr. Brad Welle as Superintendent of Schools effective July 1, 2022. This decision follows the announcement from current superintendent Dr. Marc Snow last month that he will retire effective June 30 following 5 ½ years as superintendent and 21 years in the district overall.
Welle has served as a school or district leader in Grain Valley for 14 years, having first served as the principal of Sni-A-Bar Elementary from 2007-2011 before being named assistant superintendent for academic and student services in 2011, and then deputy superintendent for student and community services in 2016.
This year marks Welle’s 29th in public education overall. Prior to Grain Valley, Welle was with Liberty Public Schools for 15 years, serving as a paraprofessional and then social studies teacher at Liberty Middle School, then assistant principal at Franklin Elementary and Manor Hill Elementary, followed by principal for the opening of two new schools, Shoal Creek Elementary and Warren Hills Elementary.
In a district email, Welle said, “It has been a great pleasure serving our school community the past 14 years and I am humbled by the opportunity to serve as superintendent. We have a remarkable team of educators and support staff who consistently put kids first. I have no doubt we can overcome any challenge as a school community to ensure student success and excel."
"Dr. Welle has much knowledge of our school culture and community. We are very pleased he has accepted the role of Superintendent of Schools for Grain Valley," Board President Eddie Saffell said.
Dr. Brad Welle has been named Superintendent of Schools effective July 1, 2022.
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