Superintendent Dr. Steve Noble Announces Retirement


Dewayne Christensen

Dr. Noble plays the drums with the SHS pep band on Feb. 4, 2022.

Dr. Steve Noble recently announced his retirement from education in the February edition of the district’s eCommunicator, a monthly online newsletter.  

Noble has served as the superintendent of the USD 345 Seaman School District since the 2016-2017 school year, as well as working in education for 30 years. 

Noble states that this is an opportune time to retire for several reasons, with three of those being: being recently re-accredited in the KSDE (Kansas Department of Education): having the district up for renewal in September of 2023: and  facing the many challenges the last couple of school years, such as the pandemic and the name change. He feels that the reasons stated have been largely resolved.

With those difficult challenges largely resolved, it’s a perfect time to move forward with a new superintendent.”

His most memorable time as a superintendent was when he would shake every kid’s hand who walked across the stage at graduation. 

Noble’s most noteworthy year was the class of 2020, who graduated in August of 2020, since it was postponed due to the pandemic. This was also the class 100th graduating class from Seaman High School and the year the first of three daughters graduated high school.  

Noble said that the school year of 2020, “Was an awesome example of the perseverance and resilience of our kids, staff, and community through the initial stages of the pandemic.”

Another memorable moment was when he recently got to play the drums in the pep band at one of the home basketball games. 

“It reminded me of how awesome it is that we get to work around incredible students each and every day.”

Looking forward, Noble will be taking up his next opportunity as a Director of Business Development for Mammoth Sports Construction and re-engaging with his hobbies; golfing, fishing, hiking, camping, traveling, and enjoying his family.

Noble has expressed his excitement for his next adventure but will continue to provide the best learning opportunities and experiences for the students of the Seaman District until his job as superintendent ends.

Noble leaves students with the reminder, “Once a Viking, always a Viking!”