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The Pikeland Unit 10 Board of Education located in Pittsfield, Illinois announces the commencement of a search for the new Superintendent of Schools to assume responsibilities on July 1, 2020.  The school district is located in West Central Illinois and serves 1200 students in grades Pre-K to 12 in three grade-level centers. Pikeland CUSD #10 has a beautiful rural setting with a reputation for providing excellent educational programs at a very reasonable cost to taxpayers. This vacancy occurs as Pikeland Unit 10 Superintendent Paula Hawley is retiring after 14 years of distinguished service as district superintendent.


The Board is seeking a leader with the ability and experience in educating students using a strong, viable curriculum that meets the needs of all children.  The schools are supported by a dedicated Board of Education, a committed faculty/staff, and a supportive community. The successful candidate will be required to live in the district. Illinois superintendent licensure required.


A regionally competitive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidate.  The final selection and appointment is the sole responsibility of the Board of Education.  

How to Apply

Send the following information to Pikeland CUSD #10, Attention Mike Gerard, P.O. Box 515 Pittsfield, Illinois 62363:  


  1. A letter of application highlighting qualifications and reasons for interest in the position
  2. Current resume that includes a brief description of major professional accomplishments
  3. Unofficial transcripts of all colleges attended
  4. Documents showing licensure eligibility as superintendent in the state of Illinois
  5. Three to five current letters of recommendation dated within the last three years
  6. The names and contact information for three additional references

Applicants are asked to not contact individual board members.

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