USD 421 hires Marcotte as new superintendent

Brad Marcotte

LYNDON – The Lyndon USD 421 Board of Education filled the district’s opening for a new superintendent on Friday, but created a vacancy at the high school at the same time. The board announced today that it hired Lyndon High School Principal Brad Marcotte as superintendent of the district.

Marcotte will replace USD 421 Superintendent Charles Coblenz, who is retiring at the end of this school year. The board began its search for a new superintendent after Coblentz announced his retirement plans. The board made its decision at a special meeting April 5, 2019, after interviewing four candidates during special meetings last week.

Coblentz has worked the Lyndon district for two years; he had previously served as superintendent in Easton, Kan., since 2006. Upon retirement, he will have been 44 years as an educator. He said he was looking forward to spending more time with his family and toward new opportunities outside the field of education.

Marcotte has been LHS principal since 2005, after he had earned a master’s degree in building leadership at Emporia State University in 2004. He was a graduate of Northern Heights High School and received a bachelor’s degree from ESU. He began his teaching career at North Lyon County as a middle school and high school science teacher, and spent one year at Washburn Rural Middle School. He recently earned endorsement to serve in a district level position. His duties as superintendent begin on July 1, 2019.

Marcotte and his wife, Erin, have three children, Brayden, eighth grade, Reanna, sixth grade, and James, fifth grade. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, and gardening.

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