USD 386 hoping to 'catch the magic again' as superintendent search begins Featured

Stu Moeckel Stu Moeckel USD 386 Madison-Virgil photo

Following successful leadership tenures of Ryan Bradbury and Stu Moeckel, USD 386 Madison-Virgil Board Chair Jeff Williams says the district will "catch the magic again" with a new superintendent now that Moeckel and his wife have resigned their positions.


The district approved the resignations of Moeckel and his wife, Summer, a fourth-grade teacher, during a special meeting Monday night. They are moving to Eudora, where Stu Moeckel will be the USD 491 superintendent effective July 1.

Williams says the search is underway now and will get more discussion during the board's next regular meeting May 10.

Williams credited the Moeckels for leaving a positive footprint in the district, including work on an early learning center and the start of an FFA program.

Stu Moeckel says he will have more on the decision this week.

9 pm Monday: USD 386 searching for new superintendent

USD 386 Madison-Virgil is in the market for a new superintendent.

Current superintendent Stu Moeckel and his wife, Summer, a fourth-grade teacher in the district, both offered their resignations that were accepted by the USD 386 Board of Education in a special meeting Monday evening. Stu Moeckel will become the superintendent at USD 491 Eudora, according to USD 386 Board Chair Jeff Williams.

Prior to coming to Madison-Virgil in 2018, Stu Moeckel was the principal and athletic director at Victoria High School. Summer Moeckel, meanwhile, has been an elementary education teacher for 17 years.

Williams credited Moeckel for building on programs originated by previous superintendent Ryan Bradbury and adding to those, including preschool and FFA. He admits the district is pressed for time with the academic year ending June 30, but the district will use all avenues in its search. More details about the district's approach will be discussed at the board's next regular meeting May 10.

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