Supt of Distinction The IASA is proud to announce a new program to recognize the outstanding performance of school superintendents in each of its 21 regions. The “Superintendents of Distinction” were selected by their peers in their region based on the criteria set forth by the AASA for its national Superintendent of the Year program. Those general criteria include:
  • Leadership for Learning;
  • Communication;
  • Professionalism; and
  • Community Involvement

“In addition to honoring the Illinois Superintendent of the Year, our association’s highest honor, we wanted to publicly recognize the extraordinary efforts that so many of our superintendents are making all over the state,” said IASA Executive Director Dr. Brent Clark. “These are school leaders who make a difference day in and day out for their school districts, their communities and, most importantly, for their students.”

Winners were invited to a joint awards luncheon with the Illinois Principals Association (IPA) hosted by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) at the Governor’s Mansion in Springfield on April 21. The winners also will be in the pool of nominees eligible for the Illinois Superintendent of the Year award to be determined in the fall of 2015 if they choose to participate in that nomination process.

Press releases about each of the winners can be viewed by clicking on their names below. Pictured from left are IASA Executive Director Dr. Brent Clark, the Superintendent of Distinction honoree and State Board member Melinda LaBarre.