Abingdon-Avon Community Unit No. 276
Don Daily, Interim Superintendent
I would like to welcome our students, staff, parents, and families back to the A-Town District 276 for the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. I am sure that it has been a very busy summer for each of you, as it also has been for all of the staff working diligently to get the buildings, grounds, and classrooms ready to welcome students back.
I am Don Daily. I was approached in late June about the possibility of assuming the position of Interim Superintendent through December 31st. I have now been in the school district for almost two months. I can honestly say that everyone that I have come to know in the school district has been welcoming to me and excited to start the new school year.
I am a semi-retired school administrator with almost all of my career having been spent in the Monmouth District #38 as a teacher, coach, elementary principal, junior high school principal, and district superintendent. Since my retirement in 2006 I have worked in the Southeastern CUSD #337 (two years) as an interim superintendent and in the Regional Office of Education in a variety of capacities.
On January 1, 2016 Bill Rees will take over the responsibilities of Interim Superintendent. Mr. Rees spent 24 years as superintendent in the Warren CUSD #222. In his retirement he has served as an interim superintendent in the Mercer County CUSD #404 on two occasions. He also has worked in the Regional Office of Education.
Mr. Rees and I are very aware that the school district is in a state of transition during this year. It is Mr. Rees’ and my primary objective to do our very best to help the board of education, staff, and community to come together to build confidence, trust, and pride in the Abingdon-Avon community.
We hope that for each of you and your families the 2016-2017 school year will go smoothly and that you will feel that your concerns can be shared with us to go forward together in forming the future of the Abingdon-Avon CUSD #276.