A press release from Regional Superintendent of Education Leslie Schermerhorn:
Leslie Schermerhorn Announces Candidacy for Re-election as McHenry County Regional Superintendent of Schools
Leslie Schermerhorn, current McHenry County Regional Superintendent of Schools, will be filing to be on the primary Republican ballot for March 18, 2014.
Due to the realignment [merger] of some Regional Offices, the legislature has extended the time when candidates for Regional Superintendent may file to December 16, 2013 through December 23, 2013. McHenry County Regional Office was not affected by the realignment.
Ms. Schermerhorn was first appointed to the Regional Superintendent position in May of 2012 and elected in the General Election in November 2013.
The position has an extensive list of qulifications for the office.
Ms. Schermerhorn has 7 years of classroom teaching experience, 5 years as a school administrator, a masters degree in education, and a license in educational administration.
Leslie Schermerhorn is also an attorney admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1985.
Leslie Schermerhorn is running for re-election as she “wants to continue the momentum and work she has begun in the office since her arrival. In the past year and a half, the office has applied for and been awarded grants for Drug Free Communities ($625,000), high school credit recovery at several locations throughout the county, principal and teacher evaluation training for school administrators and teacher leaders.
Truancy enforcement throughout the county has gone up by 100% with many more home and school visits being done and more severe truancy cases going to juvenile court.
I have been working with McHenry County College on career and college pathways so McHenry County high school students can plan the classes and experiences they need in order to achieve post high school goals.
My passion is to ensure all students in McHenry County are safe, attending school regularly and getting the education necessary to succeed beyond high school; whether in a career or in college.”