Hanson succeeds Dr. John Jungmann, who accepted a position as deputy superintendent with the Liberty School District. Jungmann served as the Monett superintendent since the 2008-09 school year.
"The board is thrilled to announce that Mr. Hanson will be moving into this position," said Board of Education President Dr. J.D. Roberts. "Monett has a long tradition of strong leadership at the superintendent position, and we know with the leadership skills he has exhibited in his last two years that this tradition will continue into the future."
Hanson brings to the position 12 years of administrative experience to the position. His most recent posts with Monett has been as assistant superintendent of educational services during the current year and director of the Southwest Area Career Center during the 2010-11 school year.
Hanson's previous experiences include 10 years of administrative work in the Cassville R-4 School District as high school principal and assistant high school principal. He previously taught 15 years at the high school and junior high levels.
"I feel honored that the board has entrusted me with the opportunity to serve this community and its student body in this position," said Hanson.
Hanson was selected from a field of 14 applicants for the position. The board screened the applicant pool and selected three finalists to interview.
"The board was unanimous in their selection of Mr. Hanson from the field of applicants," said Roberts. "Although it was a competitive applicant pool, Mr. Hanson quickly rose to the top due to his passion for continuous improvement and vision for how to continue to move our district forward."
Hanson has accepted a two-year contract for the position.