Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Cory Gibson
Superintendent of Schools
The Board of Education of Unified School District No. 232 named Cory Gibson, Ed.D., as Superintendent of Schools effective July 1, 2023. Dr. Gibson came to USD 232 from Valley Center USD 262 in Valley Center, Kansas, where he served as superintendent for eleven years.
Dr. Gibson has had many other titles throughout his career in education – custodian, district maintenance employee, latchkey assistant director, paraeducator, teacher, consultant, counselor, principal, and assistant superintendent.
He received his bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1998; his master’s degree in school administration in 2002; his district level administration degree in 2007; and his educational specialist degree in 2009, all from Pittsburg State University. He received his doctorate in education from the University of Arkansas in 2016.
Gibson began his teaching career in 1999 at R.V. Haderlein Elementary School in Girard, KS; was principal and counselor of Roosevelt Elementary School in Miami, OK until 2003; was principal of Lakeside Elementary School in Pittsburg, KS from 2003 to 2006; was principal of Pittsburg Community Middle School from 2006 to 2008; was assistant superintendent of USD 250 Pittsburg Public Schools from 2008 until 2010 and adjunct professor of Leadership Studies at Pittsburg State University during that time; and was superintendent of USD 440 Halstead-Bentley Schools from 2010 until 2012.
Gibson is currently an adjunct professor of Leadership Studies at Wichita State University and Baker University.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Dr. Gibson serves as a member of numerous local, regional, and state-wide organizations. He was recognized as Kansas Superintendent of the Year in 2020; Friends of Education Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force ABC Award in 2020; University of Arkansas Outstanding Doctorate Student in 2017.
Gibson was born and raised in Dodge City, Kansas. He and his wife Jennifer are parents to two children.