The Northwest Herald is reporting a double resignation at the top of the McHenry County Regional Superintendent of Schools office.
Both current Supt. Gene Goeglein and Supt-Elect Joe Williams are resigning as of the end of this month in order to preserve the pension bases.
The replacement has to have educational and certification qualifications, so it can’t be just anybody off the street.
One young woman from Lakemoor raised her head before the Republican primary election, but didn’t gather signatures on the petitions she took from the McHenry County Clerk’s office.
I reported on Diane Hartmann’s interest last fall.
This is some of what the young mother wrote me when I emailed her:
“I was interested in Regional Office Superintendent, Republican, and I live in Lakemoor.
“I hold a superintendent license and have been an educator for the several years.“I’ve lived in McHenry County for about 4 years and prior to that Rockford, IL for about 10.
“I’m Ed. D. A.B.D. (All But Dissertation), which means I’m finishing my dissertation now.
“Therefore I decided to look at this the next time around. Since I need 560 signatures and almost nobody knows me, I thought I better build this up more.
“Unless I hear people would like me to run, I will wait and build my platform.”
I have not met Hartmann, but you can see she would make an attractive candidate, not to mention adding some youth to the corps of courthouse officials.
The appointment of a replacement will be made by McHenry County Board Chairman Ken Koehler. Confirmation by the County Board is required.