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Twenty-five outstanding Illinois administrators honored for expertise and leadership

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SPRINGFIELD – Education leaders from around the state convened today to honor 25 outstanding school and district administrators at the third annual Distinguished Administrators Luncheon, co-hosted by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), Horace Mann Companies, the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA), and the Illinois Principals Association (IPA).

State Superintendent of Education Tony Smith, Ph.D., delivered opening remarks at the event, held at The Inn at 835 in Springfield. Smith expressed his deep appreciation for the dedication and leadership of superintendents and principals, who will play a key role in implementing the state’s new accountability and support system under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

“A healthy school system depends on strong school and district leaders,” said Smith. “The 25 superintendents and principals honored today have shown an outsized and inspirational commitment to students and to their communities. I cannot overstate the importance of school and district administrators to the success of our students, especially as we all transition and grow through Illinois’ Every Student Succeeds Act State Plan. I want to publicly thank our all of our outstanding superintendents and principals.”

Regional colleagues annually select their local Superintendents of Distinction, one in each of the 21 IASA regions, based on leadership for learning, communication, professionalism, and community involvement. Dr. Jason Henry of Sesser-Valier Community Unit School District 196, was recognized as the 2017 Superintendent of the Year at the Joint Annual Conference in November.

“Some of the best Illinois school leaders serving children, teachers, and communities are being recognized today for their dedicated work towards the maximum educational success for all students,” said Brent Clark, Ph.D., executive director of IASA.

Education leaders from around the state attended the Distinguished Administrators Luncheon, including Marita Zuraitis, president and chief executive officer of the Horace Mann Companies, a national insurer that focuses on education.

“Our administrators excel at providing a supportive, enriching, and constructive environment to help both students and faculty achieve their best every day,” said Zuraitis. “We are proud to recognize the Superintendents of Distinction and Principal of the Year honorees and support their efforts to find solutions to the many issues schools and educators face every day.”

IPA encourages community members, teachers, administrators, and board members to nominate outstanding principals and assistant principals within their regions. Regional winners move on to the state level, where a committee of past IPA presidents selects an Elementary Principal of the Year, a Middle School/Junior High School Principal of the Year, a High School Principal of the Year, and an Assistant Principal of the Year.

“These individuals exemplify the best in school leadership,” said Jason Leahy, executive director of IPA. “They are to be commended for their service and dedication to their students, teachers, and communities.”

ISBE, Horace Mann Companies, IASA, and IPA recognized the following administrators:

Educator

Recognition

Organization

District/School

Dr. John Asplund

Superintendent
of Distinction

Illinois Association of School Administrators

Farmington Central District 265, Farmington

Timothy Buss

Superintendent
of Distinction

Illinois Association of School Administrators

Wabash CUSD 348,
Mount Carmel

Charley Cass

Middle School
Principal of the Year

Illinois Principals Association

Central Junior High School,
East Peoria

Dr. James Carlson

Superintendent
of Distinction

Illinois Association of School Administrators

Seneca High School School District 160, Seneca

Dr. Kerry Cox

Superintendent of Distinction

Illinois Association of School Administrators

Carrollton CUSD 1, Carrollton

Kyle Ganson

Superintendent
of Distinction

Illinois Association of School Administrators

Colona District 190, Colona

Dr. Scott Goselin

Superintendent of Distinction

Illinois Association of School Administrators

Bradley District 61, Bradley

Dr. Jason Henry

Superintendent
of the Year

Illinois Association of School Administrators

Sesser-Valier CUSD 196, Sesser

Andrew Johnson

Assistant Principal of the Year

Illinois Principals Association

Teutopolis High School,
Teutopolis

Aimee Kaspar

Elementary Principal of the Year

Illinois Principals Association

Kishwaukee Elementary School, Rockford

Dr. Gwynne Kell

Superintendent
of Distinction

Illinois Association of School Administrators

Winfield District 34, Winfield

Dr. Michael Kuzniewski

Superintendent
of Distinction

Illinois Association of School Administrators

J.S. Morton District 201, Cicero

Jilinda Larson

Superintendent
of Distinction

Illinois Association of School Administrators

Tri-City CUSD 1, Buffalo

Dr. Thomas Mahoney

Superintendent
of Distinction

Illinois Association of School Administrators

Oregon District 220, Oregon

Cliff McClure

Superintendent
of Distinction

Illinois Association of School Administrators

Paxton-Buckley-Loda CUSD 10, Roberts

Robert Nolting

High School Principal of the Year

Illinois Principals Association

Victor J. Andrew High School, Tinley Park

Dr. Dan Oest

Superintendent
of Distinction

Illinois Association of

School Administrators

Richmond-Burton CHSD 157, Richmond

Dr. Donald Owen

Superintendent
of Distinction

Illinois Association of School Administrators

Urbana District 116, Urbana

K. Scot Reynolds

Superintendent
of Distinction

Illinois Association of School Administrators

Spoon River Valley CUSD 4, London Mills

Julie Schmidt

Superintendent
of Distinction

Illinois Association of School Administrators

Kildeer-Countryside District 96, Buffalo Grove

Dr. David Schuler

Superintendent
of Distinction

Illinois Association of School Administrators

Township High School District 214, Arlington Heights

Dr. Gina Segobiano

Superintendent
of Distinction

Illinois Association of School Administrators

Columbia CUSD 4, Columbia

Dr. Daryl Taylor

Superintendent
of Distinction

Illinois Association of School Administrators

Lincoln Elementary School District 156,  Calumet City

Leslie Varble

Superintendent
of Distinction

Illinois Association of School Administrators

Century District 100, Ullin

Rich Well

Superintendent
of Distinction

Illinois Association of School Administrators

Vandalia CUSD 203, Vandalia