Superintendent John Correll was named the 2019 Superintendent of Distinction by his colleagues in the DuPage Region of the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA).
Correll was honored at an awards luncheon May 9 in Springfield. State Superintendent Dr. Carmen Ayala was the featured speaker, where 21 IASA regional Superintendents of Distinction were recognized.
“I am both surprised and honored,” said Correll, who has been an educator for 42 years, including the last 13 as superintendent in District 48. “I truly have a wonderful Board of Education, administrative team and staff and together as a team we have accomplished some wonderful things for the students of Salt Creek.”
Those nominating Correll noted a number of successes during his tenure including:
• Negotiated two long-term contracts with teachers.
• Oversaw a successful building bond referendum to repair schools in 2016.
• Implemented Professional Learning Communities and provided Kagan Teacher Professional Development Training for staff.
• Designed and implemented a Student Leadership Program.
• Received the highest rating from ISBE regarding the district’s financial status.
• Chaired the Special Education Board of Control (SASED).
“Each Superintendent of Distinction was nominated by peers in their regions based on their commitment, dedication and leadership,” said IASA Executive Director Dr. Brent Clark. “These extraordinary individuals truly provide exceptional leadership that elevates the success of students in their districts and are difference makers in their communities.”