By Nicholas Egea, news editor

On Saturday, Nov. 25 district 214 Superintendent Dr. David R. Schuler was named the Illinois Association of School Administrators Superintendent of the Year.

“He is positive, full of energy and never takes no for an answer,” Brent Clark, Executive Director of the Administrators Association, said in an article from the Daily Herald.

Schuler received his award at the conference of school officials in Chicago. Every year, one superintendent is selected in the state of Illinois for their standout performance. Schuler has been the superintendent of District 214 since 2005, and before that he acquired his PHD the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

When Schuler took the position as superintendent in 2005, the job consisted of mostly hiring, budget and board policies. Recently, Schuler has been able to work hands on with students and staff, focusing on leadership within schools.

“We have access, to allow every kid to have a great educational experience,” Schuler said.

According to Schuler, one of his fondest memories as a superintendent was the time someone told him they would go back to high school just to attend a district 214 school.

“That’s cool, when you have someone that wants to have the same experience that the students in District 214 have.” said Schuler.