Objective

Obtain position as a superintendent in a school district that can benefit from my skills and experiences with school finances, technology, hiring employees, leadership, and collective bargaining.


Experience

Superintendent: Tuscola CUSD #301  (Tuscola, IL) 2011 - Present

  •     Managed district through horrific financial situations
  •     Education Fund grew from $171,000 to $2,655,193
  •     Put Tuscola CUSD #301 Board Policy Book in place
  •     Negotiated contracts that provided more instructional time for students
  •     Lead effort for Tuscola City Sales Tax followed by Douglas County Sales Tax
  •     Oversaw over $3 million in construction projects
  •     Implemented student management and parent notification systems
  •     Created and updated social media accounts to highlight student/school
            achievements
  •     Integrated Navigate Prepared for drills and safety situations
  •     Instituted direct deposit
  •     Lead district through an over $1 million settlement from hail damage
  •     Initiated use of online registration
  •     Upgraded building grounds including planting over 30 trees
  •     Created wireless BYOD campuses
  •     Added 200+ iPads and 200+ Chromebooks for student use
  •     Upgraded school safety with addition of door locks, window numbers, staff radios, and security cameras

Superintendent: Oakland CUSD #1  (Oakland, IL)  2007 - 2011

  •      Education Fund grew from $319,000 to $1.14 million
  •      Roofing projects totaling $887,000
  •      Asbestos removal and remodeling projects totaling $463,000
  •      Implemented full co-op with Kansas CUSD #3
  •      Technology implementation, including 15 SMARTBoards
  •      Created district recycling program
  •      Stabilized district health insurance
  •      Implemented student management and parent notification systems

K-12 Principal: Oakland CUSD #5 (Oakland, IL) 2003-2007

  •      Lead staff of 30 in curriculum, technology, and discipline

Teacher (JH History and HS Business):  Oakland CUSD #5 (Oakland, IL) 1995-2003

Coach (JH and HS Basketball): Oakland CUSD #5 (Oakland, IL) 1995-2002


Education

BS in Business Management:  Greenville College (Greenville, IL) 1989

Masters Educational Administration: Eastern Illinois University  (Charleston, IL) 1999

Specialist (Superintendency): Eastern Illinois University  (Charleston, IL) 2005


Leadership

President: EIASE - Eastern IL Area Special Education  (Charleston, IL) 2014 - 2018

President: Education for Employment System #330  (Champaign, IL) 2018-2019

Vice President: Education for Employment System #330 (Champaign, IL) 2017-2018

Vice President: Eastern Illinois Development Service (Sullivan, IL) 2011-Present

Egyptian Trust Insurance Board Member: 2011-Present


Personal

Married:  Shannon, Director of Technology at Tuscola CUSD #301
               Co-Owner of Recess TEC Inc. - Teacher Technology Consulting Firm

Daughter:  Ashton, 2019 Graduate of Tuscola CUSD #301

Hobbies:  Golf, Exercise, Dog Owner


References

Mrs. Khristi Boyer, President (Present)

Tuscola CUSD #301 School Board

701 E. Scott

Tuscola, IL  61953

217-254-0670

Mr. Craig Romine, President (Past)

Tuscola CUSD #301 School Board

701 E. Scott

Tuscola, IL 61953

217-254-0760

Mr. Rick Quinn, Board Member (Present)

Tuscola CUSD #301 School Board

1000 E. Glenview

Tuscola, IL 61953

217-840-2806

Mrs. Nancy Eskew, Curriculum Director/Dean of Students (Retired)

Oakland CUSD #5
609 E. Ashmore Street

Ashmore, IL  61912

217-218-6333/217-349-8320

Mr. Ed Strader, President (Past)

Oakland CUSD #5 School Board

2 Indiana St.

Hindsboro, IL 61943

217-549-5777