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Supt. Dr. Wood to Retire July 29, 2022


Supt.Dr. Wood

At their September 27th meeting, the Ball-Chatham Board of Education accepted Supt. Dr. Douglas Wood’s intent to retire notice. Dr. Wood will be retiring from his position on July 29, 2022. He has been the Superintendent with the Ball-Chatham School district for six years, soon to be seven, and will have been in the field of education holding different roles for 33 years.


“I am truly grateful for having the opportunity to serve as Superintendent for such a wonderful school community, says Dr. Wood. “With much of our focus in recent months related to Covid, it is important for all of us to celebrate our successes together over the many years. I say together, because it's never about one person, it's about all of us working together for the success of our children. As I had stated in my retirement letter, I would like to sincerely thank both former and current Board of Education members for their thoughtful guidance and service during my tenure.”


Supt. Wood continues, “The teachers, support staff, and administration with whom I have worked have all played a significant role in advancing all facets of our educational programming. Ball-Chatham is a premier school district within the state of Illinois and will continue its strong tradition of excellence. I have been blessed to work for our students, parents, and families. We have ventured through many opportunities and challenges during some extremely trying times for all school districts throughout the state, yet we persevered together as Titans, and for that, I am forever grateful. All that we have accomplished together has set a solid foundation for continued achievement and success.”


The Board of Education will soon begin the process of selecting a new superintendent for our district. Look for more information as the search process begins!