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The Bourbonnais Elementary School District 53 Board of Education has named Dr. Adam Ehrman as the next superintendent of schools starting July 1st, 2020. Dr. Ehrman is currently serving as the superintendent in New Berlin, Illinois. Dr. Ehrman is a native of the Bourbonnais area and will be moving back to the village with his family.

The selection is the result of a national search conducted with the assistance of the Illinois Association of School Boards that produced nearly 52 qualified applicants from diverse geographic and professional backgrounds. For the past five months, the Board has conducted a thorough and thoughtful candidate selection process. With the assistance of our consultant, Dr. Thomas Leahy from the IASB, the Board solicited input from the community, the school staff and the current administration in order to quantify the most important characteristics desired in a Superintendent.  As always, the focus was on providing the best possible education for the students within our District.

In Dr. Ehman, the Board is confident we have found an innovative and progressive leader who will guide our District into the future. A native of the Bourbonnais area and a graduate of Bishop McNamara High School, Dr. Ehrman has served as a teacher, a principal and superintendent in Illinois School Districts. He received his Baccalaureate and Masters in Educational Administration from Eastern Illinois University, his Chief School Business Official endorsement from University of Illinois in Springfield, and his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Western Illinois University. He currently serves as the Superintendent of the New Berlin School District.

The Board of Education is extraordinarily pleased with the outcome of this search process. In the end, Dr. Ehrman was selected based on his experience providing positive outcomes for schools and positively impacting the lives of children and their families. Over the past 8 years, New Berlin’s test scores increased, significant building improvements were realized, and a dramatic improvement of the district’s financial condition was achieved all without raising taxes on residents. Under his leadership, students and families acquired more opportunities with better outcomes. We are looking forward to continued excellence within our district and excited to have Dr. Ehrman as the new leader for Bourbonnais School District 53.

We will be hosting a reception in the spring to introduce Dr. Ehrman to the community.