From McHenry County:
Chairman Buehler Nominates Diana Hartmann to Fill Regional Superintendent Vacancy
WOODSTOCK, Ill. – McHenry County Board Chairman Michael Buehler has nominated Diana Hartmann to fill the vacancy in the office of McHenry County Regional Superintendent of Schools.
Buehler, R-Crystal Lake, selected Hartmann, of Lakemoor, from a field of three applicants.
The office has been vacant since Nov. 16, when the County Board unanimously voted to remove former regional superintendent Leslie Schermerhorn from office.
“Diana Hartmann is experienced, capable and motivated, and I believe she is the best choice to get the Regional Office of Education back on track,” Buehler said.
Hartmann works as district administrator for special education for Elgin-based District U-46, and has worked for Crystal Lake-based School District 47, Harvard District 50, and several other Illinois school districts.
She holds an educational aspecialist degree and a master’s degree in educational administration from Northern Illinois University, as well as a master’s degree in secondary education from Roosevelt University.
The Regional Superintendent of Schools is responsible for duties such as teacher certification and background checks, truancy enforcement, administering GED exams, conducting school safety inspections, and auditing the county’s school districts for fiscal viability and adherence to state curriculum requirements.
The Regional Superintendent of Schools also acts as the ex-officio secretary of the Regional Board of School Trustees.
The County Board will vote on Hartmann’s appointment at its upcoming voting meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18.
You can stream it live, or watch it later, on the county Meeting Portal at www.mchenrycountyil.gov.
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Here is what Hartman wrote in her application for the appointent:
In 2011, Hartman also applied for the position when the man elected to the office,Joe Williams, resigned to take a higher paying job. . You can read some information about then here.