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The 2018-19 School Year marks my ninth year at District 175 and I couldn't’t be more proud to be part of this wonderful district. A little bit about me - my wife is a Math Intervention Teacher at Illini Elementary School in Fairview Heights and we are the proud parents of three incredible boys. When the duties of my job are not enough, they keep me plenty busy! I knew early in life that education would be my career and calling. I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. In May of 2007, I earned my Master’s degree in Educational Administration from McKendree College. In the Spring of 2014, I completed my coursework from SIUE and received my Superintendent Specialist Degree.

I joined the Harmony-Emge School District in 2010, when I was hired to serve as the Ellis Elementary Principal.  From 2015-2017, I acted as Principal of both Ellis Elementary (PreK-3) and Harmony Intermediate (4-6).  During the 2017-18 School Year, I served as Principal of Harmony Intermediate and Emge. Jr. High as well as the District Curriculum Coordinator.  Just prior to the start of this school year, I was honored to be named as the Superintendent of Harmony-Emge 175, replacing retired Superintendent, Dr. Leonard.

Over the course of the last 8+ years, I have been fortunate to be part of a team of administrators, teachers, and staff that have done some incredible things, including a 2013 Academic Award for Exemplary Gains in Performance as well as a District of Distinction Award in 2014. I was also incredibly proud to be part of a Character Education program at Ellis Elementary that earned Ellis recognition as both a State and National School of Character in 2018. Personally, I was also extremely honored to win the following awards within the Illinois Principals Association Southwester Region:

-       Elementary Principal of the Year – 2013

-       Reaching Out and Building Bridges Award – 2017

-       Herman Graves Award - 2018  


It is an honor to serve the community of west Belleville and the Harmony-Emge School District and I am so excited to continue my next stage of leadership within the district that I know and love.   I will give you all that I am in order to give every child the best opportunity to reach his/her fullest potential as well as instilling in them the values of responsibility, respect, readiness, and safety.  Thank you for all that you do and let’s have a terrific school year!

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Ellis Elementary250 Illini Dr, Belleville, IL 62223Ph:(618) 538-6114Fax:(618) 538-6118

Harmony Intermediate7401 Westchester Dr, Belleville, IL 62223Ph:(618) 397-3747/0013/3036Fax:(618) 397-3011

Emge JH7401 Westchester Dr, Belleville, IL 62223Ph:(618) 397-6557/6558Fax:(618) 397-3011

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