USD 339 News

Jefferson County North USD 339 Names New Superintendent

The USD 339 Board of Education has announced the selection of Dr. Brad Kempf, as the new superintendent. Dr. Brad Kempf will take the reins on July 1, 2022 after the retirement of Mrs. Denise Jennings at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

Dr. Brad Kempf was born and raised in Louisville, KY, and have been a Kansas resident since 2008. Since living in Kansas, he has enjoyed living in both Kansas rural and city settings and working with great communities. He is passionate about advocating for all Kansas students and public schools' needs at the State level.   

Dr. Kempf has been in education for seventeen years and currently serves as the Interim Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources in Emporia USD 253. Prior to this, he served as West Middle School Principal in Lawrence USD 497 for five years, Emporia Middle School Associate Principal/Assistant District Athletic Director for four years. He also served as a PK-12 principal in White City in the Rural Vista District USD 481. His teaching experience includes roles as a high school teacher and coach in Tonganoxie, KS and Ft. Knox, KY. Prior to his career in education, he proudly served in the U.S. Army.   

Dr. Kempf holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education, History from Missouri State University, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri, another Master’s Degree in School Leadership from Baker University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Baker University.