Superintendent Search

During Winter 2022, District 100's Board of Education is conducting a search for its next Superintendent of Schools. The Board of Education is using a search firm to organize the search for a successor to Dr. Woestman. The District plans to have its next Superintendent of Schools identified by mid-April.

On this page you will find information about the search and links to the Superintendent Search Survey and Stakeholder Focus Groups.

Phase 1: Stakeholder Focus Groups

February 14: Consultants conducted virtual Stakeholder Focus Groups representing parents, students, certified and non-certified staff and community and business leaders for their input on the next Superintendent of Schools.

Phase 2: Superintendent Search Surveys

February 14 - February 22: The online Superintendent Search Survey opens, allowing community members to offer input on suggested priorities for the District and important characteristics of a new leader.

We received over 500 responses to this survey. You can view the results here:

Phase 3: Screening of Candidates

March 2022: Consultants prepare the "Leadership Profile" for the Board of Education and begin conducting screening interviews using the "Leadership Profile" to determine candidates. Consultants present a list of candidates to the board and prepare the Board of Education for board interviews.

Phase 4: Candidate Interviews

March - April 2022: Candidates will go through a confidential interview process with the Board of Education and selected stakeholder groups.

Phase 5: Superintendent Welcome

It is with great excitement for the future of District #100 that we are announcing Dr. Cassandra Schug has been selected to serve as our next superintendent of schools.

Together the Board of Education and Dr. Schug look forward to partnering with students, staff and families to continue fostering the Belvidere School District’s vision of achieving excellence. We are confident that through these partnerships we will continue our journey toward becoming a widely-recognized system of excellence and destination school district.

Comments from Dr. Cassandra Schug:

I have proudly served in the role of an educator in Wisconsin and Illinois for over 25 years, and for the past 11 years I have served as superintendent of schools in the Watertown Unified School District in Watertown, Wisconsin.

I could not be more grateful, honored or excited to begin my journey here in Belvidere in District #100. My experience as a superintendent of schools over the past eleven years has well-equipped me to serve in this role, and I understand the great responsibility that comes with leading a large school district. I know that the students, staff and families of District #100 are looking for a leader who will celebrate the dedicated staff and supportive community in Belvidere while being a strong decision-maker, and visible, approachable and transparent communicator. I will work tirelessly to fulfill that vision. I look forward to serving the students, staff and families of District #100 with integrity, passion and commitment.

I cannot wait to work with the students, staff and families in District #100 and begin our journey together.

Comments from Board President Allison Reid-Niemiec:

After a thorough search and interview process, the District #100 Board of Education is confident Dr. Schug’s leadership experience, capacity to build a strong climate and culture, and ability to impact student achievement will all be assets to our students, staff and community. Dr. Schug brings a strong background of leadership experience and a track record of success to District #100.We are excited for how those proven strengths will enhance our educational journey in Belvidere.

Together we are excited for the future of District #100. We look forward to the opportunity to work together in the coming months to begin the next steps on our journey toward excellence. Please join us at the April 18th Board of Education meeting where Dr. Schug will be available to meet students, staff and community members in person. We also invite you to attend a reception during the month of June to welcome Dr. Schug to the District #100 family and the Belvidere community.

Allison Reid-Neimiec
Board President

Cassandra Schug, PhD
Incoming Superintendent of Schools

Learn more about Dr. Cassandra Schug in English and Spanish.