Dr. Max Heim
is currently a senior consultant for the Kansas Association of School Boards. One of his primary assignments is managing superintendent searches for Kansas boards of education. Dr. Heim was a Kansas superintendent for 26 years and an assistant superintendent for eight years, and has a diverse work background. While superintendent in the Geary County Unified Schools, where he served for 12 years, the district received numerous accolades for its work in improving student achievement. In addition to his superintendent responsibilities, Dr. Heim served as a consultant on the topic of "improving student achievement and instruction" in Kansas, Oklahoma, Michigan and West Virginia. He chaired the Kansas Outcomes Task Force for the Kansas State Board of Education in 1989 and 1990. The final report that resulted from 25 meetings of the 36 members of the Outcomes Task Force led to the establishment of the Kansas Quality Performance Accreditation plan for all Kansas schools. Dr. Heim has been assisting with superintendent searches since 1980. While on the faculty at the University of Kansas, Dr. Heim, along with two fellow professors, had his own superintendent search firm. He received his bachelor of science and master's degrees from Fort Hays State University and his doctorate from the University of Kansas.In 1990, he was selected as Kansas Superintendent of the Year and in 1998, he was inducted into the Kansas Teacher's Hall of Fame. The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force awarded Dr. Heim the 2005 ABC Award for his extensive efforts and impact on public education across Kansas. The Kansas State High School Activities Association presented Dr. Heim the Governor's Award for his distinguished service to secondary education in Kansas in 1992.