USD 398 Board of Education would like to announce the selection of Antoinette Root as the new superintendent. Ms. Root will take the reins on July 1, 2021 after the retirement of Ronald Traxson at the end of the 2020-21 school year. Ms. Root has broad educational experience, with 26 years, as a teacher and administrator. Currently she has been K-12 principal/assistant superintendent at Linn, KS in the USD 223 district. She has been privileged to teach and be an administrator for a variety of students from diverse backgrounds and educational levels. She believes open and effective communication along with relationship building is the key to being an effective administrator and having a productive staff.
The Peabody-Burns board of education members are excited about this announcement and believe Ms. Root is the right selection to serve our students and our community.