STATELINE (WIFR) -- Amy Jo Clemens, Lee/Ogle Regional Superintendent has accepted a new position with the Illinois State Board of Education. On August 16, 2013, she will become the Assistant Superintendent for the Center for Innovation and Improvement. Though excited for this new opportunity, she wanted to say a few things about leaving this great position:
“Friends and colleagues --I have loved my job representing the citizens of Lee and Ogle county as Regional Superintendent of Schools. Over the past 9 years we have worked together to provide the best educational opportunities for our students—whether they are newborn, K-12 children or adults. As a result of a series of conversations this spring, I became aware of an opportunity that will give me a different perspective on providing educational supports and services and I am looking forward to this new challenge. On August 16th, I will become the Assistant Superintendent for the Center of Innovation and Improvement for the Illinois State Board of Education. I thank you for your ongoing support of me, my staff and our work together. I am confident in two things: that you will be able to continue to count on the Lee/Ogle ROE staff to support the education of our citizens and that our paths will cross again.” -- Amy Jo Clemens, Lee/Ogle Regional Superintendent
Lee County Chairman Rick Ketchum and Ogle County Chairman Kim Gouker will be appointing the person to complete her term. The new Lee/Ogle/Whiteside Regional Superintendent will be elected by the voters in next year’s general election and take office July 1, 2015.