District 81 Superintendent

District 81 Superintendent

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Action-Packed Week for District 81!

May 1, 2015

This past week has been such a whirlwind of activity for many of us, and I don’t think I will ever be able to catch you up on all of the news before we head into the season of our end of the year celebrations and graduations!  To start, I would like to welcome our newest Board of Education member Jeremy Hargus, and congratulate President MaryAnn Desecki and Richard Flanagan for their reelection to the school board.  They have proven themselves to be champions for children time and time again!  I am grateful to work with board members who are so passionate about education, especially the education of the students in our amazing school district!

I spent yesterday with about 15,000 others at the All State Arena at WE Day Illinois! The details of this day can be found in the news release on our homepage, by clicking on the link below. In short, it was a day to celebrate youth who are giving back to the community and making change in the world.  It was an event that has inspired me as Superintendent to do everything I can to make sure our students continue on their path of offering their time and talents to those in need!


I’m sorry to say that I had to miss last night’s Band Concert. I’m disappointed because these shows always make me so proud and I look forward to going each year! On behalf of the Board of Education, Secretary Tina Ewanio attended the concert and shared  her thoughts with me:  “By far this was the best band concert I have attended. They did an outstanding job.  Parents, teachers, and students should be so proud of themselves tonight.”

Finally, today I am ending my day with a win for the Cubs! I went with the students of Washington School to see the Cubs beat the Brewers, and it was a fantastic time!

These pictures are only a few of the many good moments made in School District 81!

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