Heidi Perkins will begin leadership of USD 463 on July 1, 2023. 

The USD 463 Udall Board of Education has announced the hiring of Heidi Perkins as the next superintendent. Heidi Perkins will lead the district after the retirement of Dale Adams at the end of the 2022-2023 school year. 

Board President, James Jirak said, “As Mr. Dale Adams prepares to leave the district as superintendent after many years of dedicated service to our students, the USD 463 Board of Education is grateful for his “kids first” contributions and wish him well in his retirement.”

“Udall schools will now usher in a new era, as we are pleased to announce that Mrs. Heidi Perkins will be taking the helm of superintendent on July 1, 2023. Mrs. Perkins has demonstrated masterful leadership in her role as elementary school principal. The Board of Education is excited to see to what heights her leadership will guide our district. Mrs. Perkins comes with a strong vision and contagious enthusiasm that will be transformational to USD #463,” Jirak said. 

Perkins has been with the district since 2020. She currently serves as the Udall Elementary School Principal. Prior to her role as a building principal, she served as an assistant principal and athletic director at Mulvane Middle School for four years and as a high school English Language Arts teacher at Mulvane High School for 16 years. In 2016, she was a Regional Semi-finalist for the Kansas Teacher of the Year program. 

“I am honored and excited to lead USD 463 as the next superintendent. I look forward to continuing the vision and mission of the Board of Education in serving our students, our staff, our families, and this community. Udall USD #463 is a student-centered district with strong family and community support where, together, we really are Eagle Strong!"