Retirement Announcement


 It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Superintendent Pat Happer at the close of the 2021-2022 school year. While we are excited for him to get to spend more time with his wife, children, and grandchildren, we will miss his experience, his leadership, and his immense love for the students, patrons, and staff of the Jefferson West School District. Education has changed considerably since Mr. Happer first began as a teacher forty-four years ago and Jefferson West has been fortunate to have Mr. Happer usher us through many of those changes as the high school principal for one year, for eighteen years as the elementary school principal, and finally as Superintendent for the past eleven years.  During his thirty years here, Mr. Happer has tirelessly served Jefferson West Unified School District 340.  Whether it is a hearty handshake and a smile at a concert, a concerned phone call to the district office, or the excitement in his voice announcing a Friday night football game, there is no doubt Mr. Happer’s love and passion for education and the future of our community has only grown.  Mr. Happer, we wish you nothing but the best in your retirement and look forward to celebrating you and showing our appreciation for your many years of service to the Jefferson West School District as the school year draws to a close.