PHOTO: Dr. Kevin M. Anderson, who will leave District 401 after the current school year, has been Elmwood Park's Superintendent of Schools since 2011.
The action came during the Board’s regular meeting on Wednesday, March 15.
“I have been so honored to be part of the Elmwood Park schools for the past six years,” Dr. Anderson said in a statement to D401 employees.
“We have made great progress in many areas of curriculum, employee relations, facilities and technology. The Board of Education has been a strong, supportive partner in these efforts and has enabled us to move forward with the coming years in mind. The District has a very bright future!”
Dr. Anderson has served as D401 Superintendent since July 2011. An Iowa native, he has worked as a teacher or administrator in his home state as well as in Missouri, Wisconsin and Illinois.
He came to Elmwood Park from nearby Oak Park Elementary School District 97, where he was assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction from 2005 to 2011. He held a similar position in Wisconsin at Kenosha Unified School District No. 1.
His children, Mark and Lindsey, work and live in Wisconsin. His wife, Dr. Cindy Anderson, is an associate professor of special education at Roosevelt University in Chicago.
“To answer the question you probably have right now: I don’t have another administrative position lined up, and I’m debating whether to look for another position or to retire,” Dr. Anderson said in his statement to District employees.
“Thanks to all of you for your support and collaboration these past six years. Elmwood Park D401 is an outstanding district with much to offer. I wish you all the very best!”