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Woodstock School District 200 extends superintendent's contract for 5 years

Mike Moan, Woodstock School District 200 superintendent
Mike Moan, Woodstock School District 200 superintendent

The Woodstock School District 200 Board approved a five-year contract extension for Superintendent Mike Moan on Tuesday.

The board cited district improvement and the goal of continuity in leadership, according to a news release.

Moan, 45, first was hired in 2014, and he'll stay in place as superintendent through the 2022-23 school year.

Moan's five-year contract includes a 2018-19 salary of $192,884, which is a 1.75 percent increase from his current salary. He will receive an annual salary increase of 2 percent a year through 2023.

Board President Carl Gilmore said Moan and the district have achieved goals set by the board, and the community has and continues to thrive under his direction.

“Under Dr. Moan's leadership, District 200 has made great strides in implementing curricula, improving tests scores and educational opportunities, and evaluating resources. The board believes continuity is essential to continue these gains,” Gilmore said in a statement.

Moan graduated from Woodstock High School in 1991 and spent 17 years as a teacher, coach and administrator in Huntley School District 158, where he eventually served as chief academic officer under former Superintendent John Burkey.

​“As a proud product of District 200 schools, moving back home to work in District 200 has been an incredible experience for me and my family,” Moan said in a statement. “I am very grateful for the opportunity the board of education has offered me to stay. We will continue to work with all of our stakeholders to provide an outstanding education for the children of our community.”

District 200 students have consistently improved testing scores for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test and have outpaced the gains of average Illinois students in literacy since 2015.

Literacy scores among Woodstock third- through sixth-graders went up 13 percent between 2015 and 2017, while they declined by minus 1.25 percent among students in the same grade range across the state, according to the release. Math scores in District 200 also improved by 8.2 percent compared with a statewide increase of 2.8 percent.

Moan and his wife, Paula, live in Woodstock with their daughter, who attends District 200 schools. Their older son attends the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.

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