Superintendent of the Year awarded to Christopher superintendent
by Johnathan Reeves | 9/22/22 | 4:10pm
FRANKLIN COUNTY - The Superintendent of Christopher CUSD #99 has been named as Superintendent of the Year by the Egyptian Division of the Illinois Association of School Administrators.
Christopher Unit School District No. 99 Superintendent Richard Towers has served as Christopher’s superintendent for sixteen years, and will represent school superintendents from seven Southern Illinois counties in the statewide Illinois Association of School Administrators’ 2023 Superintendent of the Year and Superintendent of Distinction award programs.
“We are pleased to have a top-notch, experienced veteran like Mr. Towers representing our group,” selection committee member and Sesser-Valier Superintendent Jason Henry said in a written statement issued Thursday. “Rich has devoted his career to public service through education. He boldly faces the challenges in public education head-on, and builds even more capacity in others to do the same. He’s a focused, thoughtful, and encouraging superintendent who routinely rolls up his sleeves to do the tough work. He makes all of us stronger.”
The Egyptian Division of IASA, the regional branch of the statewide superintendents’ association, serves district superintendents in Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Perry, Washington, Wayne, and White counties.