It is with bittersweet feelings that I must pass along the news that our Chief Academic Officer, Paul Gordon, has been named Superintendent of the Glen Ellyn school district in Illinois. Paul has served Adams 12 Five Star Schools for 22 years, and his constant, effective, motivational leadership has had lasting impacts to improve academic success across our district. He previously served as a BASE employee, teacher, assistant principal, principal and executive director. I appreciate all the great work he has done for the Five Star District. Paul will remain with us through the first part of June.
I'm confident that the work Paul has spearheaded is absolutely the right direction in which we will keep growing. Paul has wisely shared his leadership with numerous colleagues and professional teams, and I know our work will continue to advance student achievement. The Teaching/Learning Cycle, alignment of curriculum to state and national standards, and standards-based grading will all continue to be woven into the daily work of our educators. I've seen example after example of the positive impacts these improvements are making in our system, and I'm fully committed to their continued success. We will begin the search for a new CAO soon.
Please join me in congratulating Paul and wishing him all the best in his new position. I know his unyielding spirit to always do whatever he can to improve student achievement will serve the Glen Ellyn school district well.