1910 W 170th Street, Hazel Crest, IL 60429.  Phone: (708) 335-0790  |  Fax: (708) 335-3520
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Superintendent of Schools
 
Dr. Kenneth Spells became the Superintendent of the Hazel Crest 152 ½ School District on July 1st, 2019. With more than 20 years of experience in education, Dr. Spells has a proven track record of improving student achievement and community engagement. He has experience at all levels. Dr. Spells has been a superintendent, assistant superintendent, elementary principal, middle school assistant principal, social studies teacher, adjunct professor, and head basketball coach.
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Hazel Crest 152 ½ 

Superintendent of Schools

2019-Present

South Bend School Corporation, South Bend, Indiana  

Superintendent of Schools

2016-2019

Alton Community Unit School District 11, Alton, Illinois

Superintendent of Schools

2011-2016

Assistant Superintendent

2007-2011

Jacksonville School District 117, Jacksonville, Illinois

Elementary Principal, Lincoln Elementary (K-6)

2005-2007

Alton Community Unit School District 11, Alton, Illinois

Assistant Principal, East Middle School (6-8)

2002-2005

Decatur School District 61, Decatur, Illinois

Administrative Intern

January 2001-June 2001

Orangeburg 3 School District, Orangeburg, South Carolina

Social Studies Teacher

2000-2001

Richland 1 School District, Columbia, South Carolina  

Social Studies Teacher

1998-2000

Columbus County Schools, Whiteville, North Carolina  

Social Studies Teacher

1-98 to 6-98

Education:

Maryville University, Saint Louis, Missouri

Doctorate-Educational Leadership

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

Masters and Specialist- Education Administration

 Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Bachelor of Science-History and Physical Education

Affiliations;

Illinois Association of School Administrators

American Association of School Administrators

Accomplishments

Special Resolution-South Bend Common Council 2019

Team South Bend Award-Citizens for Better Government 2019

Alton Wall of Fame 2019

Trailblazer Award Deliverance Temple Complex 2016

EIU Alumni Association-Distinguished Educator Award 2015

ISBE-Those Who Excel Award of Excellence 2015

MAPO-Community Service Award 2013

Madison County Urban League-Community Service 2013

NAACP-Educational Leadership Award 2008 and 2012

Coalition of Concerned Citizens-Educational Leadership Award 2010

100 Black Men of Alton, Man of the Year 2008

 Region 5 Coach of the Year 2001

Superintendent’s Award for Coaching 1998

South Carolina 4-A State Basketball Champions  

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