Dr. Daniel Woestman, Ed.D.

Professional Educator | dwoestman@district100.com

ABOUT

I am a Public School Superintendent with experience as a teacher, building administrator, and district administrator. I have a passion for education and community development. I currently lead over 1,000 employees in all aspects of an amazing school district serving approximately 8,000 students in 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 2 high schools, and a STEM magnet program.

EDUCATION

Doctorate in Educational Leadership
Northern Illinois University University
Dissertation Topic: Destructive Leadership: Leader Behaviors and Educator Workplace Attitudes

APR 2014

Master's Degree in Educational Administration
University of Cincinnati

AUG 2008

Bachelor's of Arts in English Teaching
Brigham Young University
Minor in English Language Learning

APR 2006



EXPERIENCE

Assistant Superintendent of Accountability
Rockford Public Schools

Served on superintendent’s cabinet to manage support for the superintendent’s annual goals, the district’s strategic plan, board priorities, and district strategic reporting • Oversaw process improvement initiatives for operational departments, school improvement planning, curiculum assessment, charter schools, and the district research department.

JUL 2013 - APR 2016

Director of Accountability
Rockford Public Schools

Provided executive level leadership for academic programs, data and assessment systems • Implemented “wall-to-wall” academy structure at high schools to develop and incorporate career pathway specific curriculum for students • Directed the initial adoption of Professional Learning Communities across 43 buildings with over 1750 teachers.

JUL 2011 - JUL 2013

Assistant Principal
Hononegah High School

Provided building level leadership for academic, intervention, and climate programs • Supervised curricular teams in English, math, social studies, and science departments through implementation of common curriculum, curricular alignment, and assessment usage • Supervised Advanced Placement testing during record growth, Jay Mathews/ Newsweek recognition.

JUL 2008 - JUL 2011

English and ELL Teacher
Hononegah High School

JUL 2006 - JUL 2008

English Teacher
Springville High School

JUL 2005 - JUL 2006



PRESENTATIONS, AWARDS, & NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS

National Association for Secondary School Principals Bulletin
Publication: Destructive Leadership Behaviors and Workplace Attitudes in Schools

2015

SMART Learning Systems
Certified SMART School Improvement Process Trainer

2015

Joint Annual Conference of IASB/IASA/IASBO
Conference Session Speaker: Framework for Technology Governance

2015

Illinois National School Public Relations Association
Keynote Speaker: Presentations for 21st Century Leaders

2014
2012

IARSS Raising Student Achievement Conference
Session Speaker: LEAN Education
Session Speaker: Response to Intervention in High Schools

2013
2010

Illinois IlPEX Baldrige Performance Excellence
Baldrige Examiner

2013

Illinois Administrative Academy Presenter
LaSalle County ROE: Presentations for 21st Century Leaders
Kishwauke Intermediate District ROE: Presentations for 21st Century Leaders
Byron School District: Presentations for 21st Century Leaders
Rockton School District: Presentations for 21st Century Leaders

2013
2012
2011

AdvancED Quality Assurance Reviews
Team Member

2010

IPA Assistant Principals Conference
Session Speaker: Response to Intervention in High Schools

2010

KIDSROE Global Education Conference
Session Speake: Response to Intervention in High Schoolsr

2010

State of Illinois Those Who Excel
Excellent Early Career Educator Award Recipient

2008

Brigham Young University
Student Teach of the Year | English Teaching

2006


COMMUNITY WORK

LDS CHURCH

I have served as a High Priest in the Rockford area leadership High Council for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, assisting pastors and youth leaders in 11 parishes. I most recently served as the pastor of a 400 member parish.

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

I have served in various roles in the BSA organization including the charter organization head for a Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack in Rockford Illinois and Cub Scout Cubmaster for a Pack in Crystal Lake Illinois. BSA is a great source for young individuals to learn values and hard work.

ALIGNMENT ROCKFORD

I have served on the operating board of Alignment Rockford, a framework for community collaboration non-profit that was was formed to improve public education through facilitating the focus of community resources on the fulfillment of the strategic plan of Rockford Public Schools District 205.



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