Mary Treaster, Member
Mary Adams Treaster is a retired educator from south-central Kansas. Mary worked in public schools for over 35 years as an elementary teacher, special education teacher, librarian, building principal and as Superintendent of Schools at USD 310 Fairfield for six years. After her retirement from USD 310 she served as interim Superintendent of Schools at USD 444 and then as Superintendent of Schools at USD 426 Pike Valley for three years.
After retirement Mary has remained active in the community by serving on a variety of boards including the Climate and Energy Project and the Reno County Food Policy Council.
Mary received her undergraduate degree from Emporia State University and her Master's degree from Wichita State University. She was selected by the Kansas Department of Education to participate in Harvard University's Leadership Institute for Superintendents as part of a state-wide executive leadership project which culminated in the formation of KELI, the Kansas Educational Leadership Institute.
Mary and her husband Mark have two grown children and one grandchild. They live on Mark's family farm in rural Reno County.