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Dr. Blondean Davis Named 2008 Illinois Superintendent of the Year

Dr. Blondean Davis, 2008 Illinois Superintendent of the Year. (Photo: IASA)

Matteson, IL—(ENEWSPF)— Dr. Blondean Y. Davis, Superintendent of Matteson Elementary School District 162, has been named the 2008 Illinois Superintendent of the Year. The award, sponsored by the Illinois Association of School Administrators, will be presented on November 17 during the Second General Session of the Illinois Association of School Boards , Illinois Association of School Administrators and Illinois Association of School Business Officials 75th Joint Annual Conference in Chicago.

Dr. Davis was selected from among more than 800 Illinois superintendents and will represent Illinois in the National Superintendent of the Year Recognition during the 2008 AASA National Conference this spring. The National Superintendent of the Year Award is co-sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and ARAMARK. A $10,000 college scholarship will be presented in the name of the National Superintendent of the Year to a student in the high school from which the superintendent graduated.

Indiana School and Illinois School in Park Forest are part of School District 162.  The district's other schools include Richton Square School and Sauk School in Richton Park, Matteson School and O.W. Huth Middle School in Matteson, and Arcadia School in Olympia Fields.

Noting that the award was a great honor, Dr. Davis said she was privileged to work with magnificent staff members, supportive parents, and a Board of Education that consistently focuses on the best interests of children. “Our teachers work hard to produce excellence in the classroom,” said Dr. Davis. “They are supported by our principals, school staff, and involved parents who insist on a good education for their children. I thank them all for making this award possible.”

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