I have served as the Executive Director of the Illinois Principals Association (IPA) since July 1, 2006. The IPA serves over 5200 educational leaders, including principals, assistant principals, deans, and others throughout the state of Illinois. The mission of the Illinois Principals Association is to develop, support, and advocate for innovative educational leaders. Information about the IPA can be found at www.ilprincipals.org. Prior to serving as the IPA’s Executive Director, I taught chemistry and physics at Tremont High School (Tremont, IL), served as principal of Illini Central High School (Mason City, IL), and most recently was the principal of the nationally recognized Highland High School (Highland, IL). I earned a B.S. in Chemistry Education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, M.S. in Educational Leadership from Illinois State University, and Ed.S. And Ed. D. in Educational Leadership from Western Illinois University. I married way up to my beautiful wife Ashlee, and we have five children: Emma, Luke, Brody, Noah, and Ethan.