Prior to his time at IASB, Blair spent 20 years in education as a teacher, principal, and superintendent. He completed his undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral work at Illinois State University.
Known throughout Illinois as an advisor and mentor to aspiring education leaders, Blair received the Exemplary Service Award from the Illinois Association of School Administrators in 2004. He also participated in the “Education is Key” oral history project conducted by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Blair also reflected on his career and service to school boards in the IASB centennial book, “1913-2013 Lighting the Way for 100 Years.”
Planning is underway for a memorial service; information will be provided as it becomes available.