North Boone Hires New Director of Special Education

BOONE COUNTY (WIFR) -- Melissa Geyman joins the North Boone administrative team as the Director of Special Education. Mrs. Geyman comes to North Boone with ten years experience as an itinerant teacher of the visually impaired and five years experience working with adults with special needs. Mrs. Geyman began her teaching career on the Leeward Coast of Oahu, Hawaii. She taught there for three years then relocated back to Illinois where she worked for the Special Education District of McHenry County and Boone County Special Education Cooperative. During Mrs. Geyman’s teaching career she served on a family focus committee, technology committee and was co-leader of an assessment team.

Mrs. Geyman earned her undergraduate degree from Illinois State University where she majored in Special Education with an emphasis in Teaching Children with Visual Impairments. While at ISU, Mrs. Geyman earned academic honors on the Dean’s List. She has a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and an administrative certificate from the University of Nebraska Kearney. Mrs. Geyman also attended University of St. Francis to become certified as a director of special education.

Mrs. Geyman stated her goal as Director of Special Education is to work with the community, families and teachers to help each child experience success. Mrs. Kristi Crawford, Poplar Grove Principal, stated that she has enjoyed working with Mrs. Geyman as a teacher in the past and is excited about Mrs. Geyman’s ability to contribute to the district as the new director of special education.

North Boone Community Unit School District 200 serves approximately 1750 students in pre-school through high school in the Villages of Caledonia, Capron and Poplar Grove as well as the northern tier of unincorporated Boone County, Illinois. For more information visit the NBCUSD website at or contact the district office at 815-765-3322. For further information, follow North Boone on Twitter @NBCUSD200.

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