Dr. John Perdue is an accomplished leader with 45 years of experience in a variety of K-12 roles, including high school teacher, coach, associate principal, principal, district assistant superintendent and superintendent. Beginning a career as an English teacher and coach at Alleman High School, Rock Island, IL launched an opportunity as a professional educator. Dr. Perdue led the Bettendorf (IA) Community School District as superintendent, a K-12 district where he held leadership positions for most of his 30 year career there. Dr. Perdue capped his career in the Chicago suburbs as superintendent for Community Consolidated School District 89, Glen Ellyn, IL. He has led numerous facility modernizations, strategic planning, and educational innovation while working collaboratively with Boards of Education. John Perdue has been active in community and professional organizations, including Chairman of the Bettendorf Chamber of Commerce, numerous community boards, President of the Iowa Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, Legislative Education Network of DuPage, and local service clubs. A professional educator who understands the value of collaborative leadership, Dr. Perdue champions a rigorous and comprehensive educational program with a focus on continuous improvement. Dr. Perdue’s earned degrees include: BA in English, St. Ambrose College (IA); MS, Western Illinois University; Ed.S. Western Illinois University; and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Illinois State University.