The Scott Goselin file

November 19, 2018

Personal: 52; married to Sue. They have two daughters, Claire, 12; and Lily, 10. Sue teaches social studies to fifth- and sixth-grade students at the Bourbonnais site of Bishop McNamara Catholic School. Scott is the son of the late Francis and Jean Goselin. A lifelong area resident, he went to Bourbonnais public schools and graduated from Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School, Class of 1984.

Education: Bachelor of Science from Olivet Nazarene University; Master of Arts in educational administration from Governors State University; certificate of advanced study at Lewis University; doctorate in educational administration from National Louis University; executive fellow at Erikson Institute Early Childhood Leadership Academy.

Professional: Bradley superintendent for 14 years; one year as principal and eight years as assistant principal at Bradley Central Middle School; teacher and assistant baseball coach for five years at Reed-Custer Middle School.

Professional honors: Board of directors of the Illinois Association of School Administrators; president of the Kankakee Area Special Education Cooperative; board of directors of the Illinois Energy Consortium, which gathers group bids for school districts on energy prices; adjunct professor at Olivet; past president of the Three Rivers Division of the Illinois Association of School Administrators; past president of the Education League of Illinois; past president of the Kankakee County Administrators Association; Illinois Association of School Administrators Superintendent of Distinction Award.

Community: Board member of Oakside Corp. at Riverside Medical Center. Director at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School Academic Foundation; education committee at the Kankakee County Branch of the NAACP; Church Council at Maternity BVM Catholic Parish; Rotary; Knights of Columbus; United Way board member and co-chair of the 2018 campaign; chair for the merger that led to the Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce.

Sports: In the Hall of Fame for both Olivet Nazarene University and Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School; played golf, basketball and baseball at both schools. With a good fastball and curveball, he still is on the all-time state high school baseball record list for low ERA; made it as far as Class A in the Atlanta Braves system; an associate scout for the Atlanta Braves from 1993 to 2003; basketball referee for college and Illinois high school games.

Hobbies: Coaches Bradley-Bourbonnais youth softball, including both of his daughters’ teams; plays golf and averages scores in the 80s.

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