• Twenty-one superintendents across Illinois named 2018 Regional Superintendents of Distinction were honored May 1 during a luncheon in Springfield. It was the fourth annual awards luncheon sponsored by Horace Mann Companies, Illinois Association of School Administrators, Illinois State Board of Education and Illinois Principals Association.

    Superintendents of Distinction are selected by their peers in each of the 21 different IASA regions based on leadership, 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.”

    The 2018 winners are invited to a joint awards luncheon with the Illinois Principals Association (IPA) hosted by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) at the Inn at 835 in Springfield in May of 2018. A list of the 2018 winners is below:

    Abe Lincoln – Adam N. Ehrman, New Berlin CUSD 16

    Blackhawk – Scott D. Kuffel, Geneseo CUSD 228

    CIV – Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat, Ed.D., Peoria District 150

    Cook North – Daniel Cates, Township HS District 211

    Cook South – Dr. Sheila Harrison-Williams, Hazel Crest District 152.5

    Cook West – Dr. Glenn Schlichting, La Grange SD 105

    Corn Belt – Gary Tipsord, LeRoy CUSD 2

    Du Page – Victoria L. Tabbert, Queen Bee District 16

    Egyptian – Timothy P. O'Leary, Pinckneyville District 50

    Illini – Dr. Jean M. Neal, Georgetown-Ridge Farm CUD 4

    Kaskaskia – Brad Skertich, Southwestern CUSD 9

    Kishwaukee – Rick A. Schmitt, Sandwich CUSD 430

    Lake – Dr. Michael Lubelfeld, Deerfield District 109

    Northwest – Dr. PJ Caposey, Meridian CUSD 223

    Shawnee – Chris Grode, Murphysboro CUSD 186

    Southwestern – Jonathan Tallman, Red Bud CUSD 132

    Starved Rock – Mark R. Cross, Peru ESD 124

    Three Rivers – Dr. Patrick M. Halloran, Morris CHSD 101

    Two Rivers – Dr. Kevin Blankenship, Scott-Morgan District 2

    Wabash Valley – Julie L. Kraemer, Hutsonville CUSD 1

    Western – Jodi L. Scott, ROE 33