Lawrence school district announces two administrative position changes

Share this post or save for later

Post updated at 9:32 p.m. Monday, July 8:

The Lawrence school district has announced a new deputy superintendent and executive director of curriculum and instruction, which also represent two changes to administrative position titles.

Larry Englebrick, currently chief operations officer, has been selected as deputy superintendent, according to a news release from the district on Monday.

“This change in responsibilities follows the evaluation of open administrative positions and district needs, as part of an ongoing budget planning process,” according to the release.

Jana Craig-Hare, currently the director of data and assessment, will be the new executive director of curriculum and instruction, according to the release.

“Following Chief Academic Officer Patrick Kelly’s retirement in June, the administrative team evaluated district needs, reviewed the open position as part of the budget planning process, and decided to return the position to an executive director role,” according to the release.

Englebrick joined the district in March 2021 as executive director of facilities and operations. He was named interim COO for 2021-22, then named to the permanent position in 2022. He previously served as director of facilities and operations for the Kansas City, Missouri schools for 11 years, and he has taught high school in Shawnee Mission and Kansas City, Kansas schools, according to the release.

Craig-Hare came to Lawrence Public Schools in 2022 from Baldwin City, where she served four years as director of curriculum, instruction and assessment for the school district. Prior to Baldwin, she worked for 13 years as an assistant research professor and associate director of ALTEC at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning, according to the release.

Both changes are effective immediately, approved by the school board Monday evening.

If our local journalism matters to you, please help us keep doing this work.
Don’t miss a beat … Click here to sign up for our email newsletters


Click here to learn more about our newsletters first

This post is by the Lawrence Times news team.

If you have news tips, questions, comments, concerns, compliments or corrections for our team, please reach out and let us know what’s on your mind. Find our contact info (and a quick contact form) at LawrenceKSTimes.com/contact.

Follow us so you won’t miss the local news that matters most to you:

More USD 497 personnel changes:

Lawrence school district announces two administrative position changes

Share this post or save for later

The Lawrence school district has announced a new deputy superintendent and executive director of curriculum and instruction, which also represent two changes to administrative position titles.

MORE …

Latest Lawrence news:

Kaw Valley Almanac for July 15-21, 2024

Share this post or save for later

Gray coneflower, Ratibida pinnata, is a long blooming native perennial whose name refers to the gray cone under the brown disk florets, here being visited by a bumblebee interested in their sweet nectar.

MORE …

Previous Article

One-fourth of Kansas nursing homes labeled ‘problem’ facilities because of persistently poor care

Next Article

Obituary: Buford “Bo” Campbell