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Dr. Jessica Dain Named as Next Superintendent


“The Board is excited about the experience and enthusiasm Dr. Dain brings to our district,” said Jeb Vader, Board of Education president. “We believe Dr. Dain possesses the skills required to lead our district as we continue to strive to be one of the elite school systems in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Dr. Dain will work closely with Dr. McCann, interim superintendent, to ensure a smooth transition of leadership prior to her arrival in Piper in July of 2020. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Dain to Piper.”

Dr. Dain brings a diverse set of experiences to her role as superintendent, having served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, district-level director, and assistant superintendent in the De Soto, Shawnee Mission, Blue Valley, and Olathe school districts during her 25-year career as an educator.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the students, colleagues, and stakeholders of this amazing district,” said Dr. Dain. “Piper USD 203 has an exemplary reputation in meeting the needs of every child, and I am beyond thrilled to be joining the family of this prestigious and successful district. I look forward to building strong and meaningful relationships with all members of the community as we begin the next chapter of building the future one child at a time.”

Dr. Dain holds her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University, as well as her master’s degree in educational administration and bachelor’s degree in English and physical education, both from Emporia State University.

On a personal note, Dr. Dain’s husband, Dr. Todd Dain, is also a lifetime educator and serves as the principal at Shawnee Mission South High School. They are the proud parents of three children. Andie attends Northwest Missouri State University and is majoring in Special Education. Ashton is a senior at Olathe Northwest High School and will be attending Northwest Missouri State on a soccer scholarship in the fall of 2020. Their youngest child, Brock, is currently a sophomore at Olathe Northwest High School. Although diagnosed with autism, cerebral palsy, and ADHD, he is a successful high school student serving as the men’s basketball team manager and is also a member of the junior varsity track team.