Beginning July 1, Dr. Jeff Feucht will become the next superintendent of Community High School District 117.
An established leader in public education, Dr. Feucht currently serves as superintendent of Lake Park High School District 108 in Roselle, Illinois, and, prior to this, spent 11 years at Glenbard Township High School District 87 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois — the third largest high school district in the state.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of an exceptional leader like Dr. McKay and am excited to get to better know the communities District 117 serves so I can hit the ground running on July 1,” Dr. Feucht said. “I will work hard to preserve the tradition of excellence the district has become known for, while also continuing the emphasis on continuous improvement that will allow us to meet the needs of all of our District 117 graduates.”
Dr. Feucht started his career at Elgin School District U-46 where he taught high school English and social studies for 11 years. He then served as a division chair at Bartlett High School and led a large federal grant program for the district. Dr. Feucht received his Bachelor’s degree in secondary education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he graduated with high honors in 1998. He earned his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Aurora University in 2001 and his Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Aurora University in 2011.
Dr. Feucht was selected from an applicant pool of 25 candidates from seven states which was assembled by BWP and Associates — the search firm hired by the District 117 Board to find the next superintendent. As part of the process BWP consultants met with Board of Education members, administrators, union leadership and district staff in addition to offering a community wide survey.
More than 235 participants took the survey, with the Board of Education and BWP consultants using the data to create a leadership profile to assist in the screening of applicants. Dr. Feucht emerged as the best match for the district and the leadership profile.