Dr. Alicia Geddis Named To Succeed Mark Denman As Superintendent
At a special meeting on December 19, 2014, the Board of Education approved the employment of Dr. Alicia Geddis as the school district's 21st superintendent of schools effective July 1, 2015.
Dr. Geddis currently serves as the Deputy Superintendent of Dolton School District No. 149 in Calumet City, Illinois. Dr. Geddis will succeed Superintendent Mark Denman, who will be retiring on June 30, 2015, after more that 40 years of service to the Danville Schools.
A reception to welcome Dr. Geddis was held on Wednesday, January 21st from 3:30PM to 6:00PM in the Little Theater at Danville High School.
There were numerous staff and community members that stopped by to welcome her to the district.
Dr. Geddis shared from her heart for a few minutes about her childhood, the support of her mother, and her current passion for children that are left behind or misunderstood.
CLICK HERE to view the video from the reception. Video includes an introduction from Board President Bill Dobbles, speech from Dr. Alicia Geddis, and closing remarks from Superintendent Mark Denman.
Ownership in Education Meeting
The next Ownership in Education meeting will be on February 9th from 5:30-6:30PM in the South View Cafetorium.
Strategic Plan - Balanced Calendar
The Strategic Plan of Danville Community Consolidated School District No. 118 includes the following provision to be accomplished between 2014 and 2016. The charge is to investigate the pros and cons of a balanced calendar for all schools. The first meeting was held on December 2nd from 6:00-7:00 pm at the Board of Education Room, Jackson School Building. The committee includes parents and staff representatives from each school, administrators and representation from the Board of Education.
The next meeting will be held on February 17 from 6:00-7:00 pm.
Dr. Desmoulin-Kherat, Associate Superintendent serves as the committee chair.
She is assisted by Ronald Henton, Director of Buildings and Grounds; Kim Norton, Principal of Northeast School; and Ericka Uskali, Danville High School Transformation Offer.
CLICK HERE to view the minutes from the December 2nd meeting.
If you would like more information, please send a note to DesmoulinKherats@danville.k12.il.us.