Saturday, January 27, 2018

Superintendent of the Year Schuler a national award finalist

David Schuler
The Illinois Superintendent of the Year, David Schuler, superintendent of High School District 214 (Arlington Heights), was recently named one of four finalists for National Superintendent of the Year.

According to the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), which annual bestows the award, the other three finalists for 2018 are from California, Indiana, and Tennessee. Winners are selected on criteria focusing on leadership for learning, communication, professionalism, and community involvement.

“David Schuler is an exceptional school leader and a great person to represent our state and the profession of school superintendent,” said Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Executive Director Dr. Brent Clark. “He is positive, full of energy, and never takes no for an answer.”

Schuler, District 214 superintendent since 2005, was named 2018 Illinois Superintendent of the Year by IASA at the Joint Annual Conference in November.

As AASA president during the 2015-16 school year, Schuler launched the national Redefining Ready! Campaign that introduced a structure of research-grounded metrics to establish whether students are ready for college and careers.

The National Superintendent of the Year will be announced at AASA’s national conference February 15-17 in Nashville, Tennessee. This is the 31st anniversary of the awards.