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Kaneland superintendent resigns for job in Wheaton

Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014 9:14 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 12:01 a.m. CST

Kaneland School District 302 Superintendent Jeff Schuler is resigning to become the next superintendent at Wheaton Warrenville School District 200.

He will start in his new job Sept. 4.

“Dr. Schuler has all the qualities and values that a community expects from a superintendent,” said Kaneland Board of Education President Cheryl Krauspe in a press release. “He has been highly praised and recognized as a leader in educational excellence and improvement while he has served Kaneland. He has been passionate about student achievement.”

Schuler has served the Kaneland district for four years as superintendent. Prior to that, he spent three years working for District 302 as an assistant superintendent for human resources and one year as associate superintendent.

“The Kaneland community is an incredibly supportive community that values their public schools,” he said in the release. “I can’t say enough about our administrative team, teachers, and students. They are incredibly talented. I absolutely loved my time in Kaneland and will always value the relationships I have developed through my time in District 302.”

Schuler added that he believes District 302 to be a “destination district that will attract quality superintendent candidates.”

Krauspe said the district is sad to see Schuler leave Kaneland, but recognized the reasons he was sought after as well as the professional opportunity the new position presents.

“We are proud of our accomplishments under Dr. Schuler’s four years of educational leadership,” she said. “He is leaving us in a good position.”

The Board of Education will immediately begin planning to replace Schuler, Krauspe said.

“This is a significant decision, perhaps the most important one a Board of Education can make,” she said. “Taking this obligation seriously, we will be thoughtful and will not make this selection hastily.”

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