The Brookwood School District 167 Board of Education has named Ms. Bethany A. Lindsay as the next superintendent of schools starting July 1st, 2018 to succeed Dr. Valorie M. Moore, Ed.D., who is retiring at the end of the school year. Ms. Lindsay currently is the principal of Brookwood Junior High School.
The selection is the result of a national search conducted with the assistance of the Illinois Association of School Boards that produced nearly 36 qualified applicants from diverse geographic and professional backgrounds.
We are extraordinarily pleased with the outcome of this search process. In the end, Ms. Bethany A. Lindsay proved herself the best fit to carry forward the vision of the District. Her track record of driving academic excellence at BJHS over the past 26 years, along with her passion for working with students and families of our community, demonstrates her capability to succeed in this new role.
Ms. Lindsay completed the doctoral program in Educational Leadership for Superintendent Endorsement and Licensure from Concordia University. Prior to obtaining her superintendent licensure, she earned a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Governors State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Western Illinois University.
“The Board of Education is excited that Ms. Bethany Lindsay will be the new leader for BSD 167. I believe incredible things can happen in a school where students are Challenged, they have choices about their education and they get feedback to correct the course of their Choices”. Board President Hart said. “For this to happen, we need leadership willing to take risks and put the energy and enthusiasm into their work to let the kids know how important their education is. “I’m excited to begin this journey with Lindsay she brings a spirit of teamwork, and a commitment to youth.”
“I am honored to have been chosen for this position,” said Ms. Lindsay. “I am grateful to serve in this capacity. I will work collaboratively, with an emphasis on teamwork and a “students first” mindset, to continue moving our district in a positive direction and improving the educational outcomes for all of our students.”