Gary Diener will replace Bill Miller as the Director of Operations for the USD 231 school district. He punched in for his first day on the job on March 31.

Miller will serve out the remainder of his contract, which ends in June.

Gary Diener

Gary comes to USD 231 from the Olathe School District where he served as Executive Director of Business and Financial Services since 2004.  Prior to 2004, Diener held the positions of Director of Business and Financial Services, and physics and mathematics instructor in the Olathe School District.

Diener holds a Master’s in mathematics from Kansas State University and a Master’s in business administration from the University of Kansas.

“Mr. Diener’s strong leadership skills and breadth of knowledge in public school administration coupled with his experience in the classroom will serve the district and students extremely well,” said Superintendent Bill Gilhaus. “His high standards of quality and reputation as a collaborative, responsbile professional will be a good match for our district.”

Diener is the cousin of Gardner Edgerton High School football coach Marvin Diener.