Dear BESD 53 Family,

In light of actions taken by the Board of Education at the meeting on June 28th, I will be serving as Superintendent of Schools in the near term. The Board of Education will be working in the coming weeks to select an interim superintendent who will complete the remainder for the 2019-20 school year. The Board of Education then plans to conduct a wide search of candidates to fill the position for the long term.

In terms of my credentials, I have served as the Director of Instruction in BESD 53 for the past six years and have worked as an educator and school administrator for the past twenty years. I will work to ensure that all of the great things that you have come to expect in our school district continue during this transition. Further, we will continue to be leaders and innovators in education as this is what our children need.

Feel free to reach out to me should you have any questions. We will keep you posted as more details become available.


Jim Duggan Ed.D.