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District 427 ready to begin search for new superintendent

KEITH HERNANDEZ khernandez@shawmedia.comMay 23, 2019

SYCAMORE – The search for a new superintendent for Sycamore Sychool District 427 is primed to begin this summer after the district board, parents and other stakeholders lay out the characteristics of the ideal candidate.

The district’s search will begin in July with plans to hire a superintendent in January 2020, said Jim Dombek, board president. The new hire will then work under Kathy Countryman, the current superintendent, for the remainder of the school year.

Countryman plans to retire at the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

“[Countryman] has a great rapport with staff, teachers, parents and the district, and I hope she will be able to transition that with the new superintendent,” Dombek said.

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