The USD 410 Board of Education voted unanimously Saturday morning to accept a two-year contract with the next superintendent of Hillsboro-Durham-Lehigh public schools.
Steve Noble, currently assistant superintendent for the Haven school district, was the candidate chosen among the three finalists that were invited to on-site visits and public receptions in Hillsboro earlier in the week.
Noble has been in his current position since 2003. For the two years prior to that, he was the principal at Haven Middle and Yoder Charter schools. From 1998 to 2001 he was assistant principal and activities director at Haven High School.
Noble received his bachelor of science degree in education from Pittsburg State University in 1990. Following that he taught in Osceola, Mo., was a graduate assistant football coach for two years at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, then taught at Great Bend High School and Rose Hill Middle School in Kansas.
He earned a master’s degree in education from Eastern Illinois, and is in his second year in a doctoral program through Wichita State.