Olathe Public Schools Superintendent Marlin leaving for job in Arkansas

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OLATHE, Kan. -- The Olathe Board of Education accepted Dr. Marlin Berry's resignation as the district's superintendent on Thursday. Dr. Berry is leaving for the same position in Rogers, Ark. He will continue in his current role until June 30.

“It was a very difficult decision to leave a district that has been home to me for so long,” Dr. Berry said in a news release. “I truly appreciate the opportunity I was given to lead such a wonderful school district and it has been, without a doubt, one of the best experiences of my life. I will always cherish my time here in Olathe and for that, I thank you.”

He attended the University of Kansas for his bachelor's and doctoral degrees, while receiving a master's from Emporia State. Dr. Berry had been with the district since 2010, and was chosen from more than 60 candidates. In his time with Olathe schools, he earned the honor of Kansas Superintendent of the Year in 2013.