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The district administration team is comprised of the superintendent of schools, the assistant superintendent of business/operations, and the director of curriculum and instruction. They work collaboratively with the larger district leadership team to ensure the smooth operation of our district and the success of our schools.

Our Team

Dr. Ron Ballard
Superintendent of Schools

William Pfannenstiel 
Assistant Superintendent of Business & Operations

Braden Smith
Director of Curriculum & Instruction

From the Superintendent

Dear Students, Families, and Staff:

I am honored to serve as your superintendent and to work alongside dedicated educators, administrators, and support staff to provide the best possible education for our students.

As your partner, our dedicated team is committed to continuous improvement and staying abreast of the latest research and best practices in education. We are focused on creating a safe and nurturing environment that promotes learning, critical thinking, and creativity. Our goal is to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to become responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

Through collaboration with families and the wider community, we aim to create a strong partnership that supports our students' growth and development. We encourage open lines of communication and value your input as we work together to enhance educational opportunities and meet the diverse needs of our students.

Thank you for your ongoing support and partnership. Together, we can create a vibrant and enriching educational experience for all our students. Let us work hand in hand to inspire, educate, and empower the leaders of tomorrow.


Dr. Ron Ballard

Superintendent of Schools

Contact Us

Address: 2545 Greenway, Arkansas City, KS 67005

Phone: 620-441-2000
Fax: 620-441-2009