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November 15, 2021 

Dear Warren Township High School District 121 Staff, Families, and Community: 

The Board of Education is engaged in the process of selecting the District’s next superintendent. The Board has enlisted the services of the Illinois Association of School Board’s (IASB) Executive Search team to assist with this important work. The Board interviewed a slate of candidates on November 8 and 9, and from those interviews, the candidate pool will be narrowed to approximately two final candidates. 

The final superintendent candidates will participate in a final interview process on the evening of Thursday, December 2.  As part of the final interview process, the Board is seeking to identify a group of representative stakeholders (i.e., district employees, parents, and community members) who will   (A) hear the finalists respond to questions and (B) provide feedback regarding each candidate.  

Important information about this volunteer opportunity includes: 

  • On the evening of Thursday, December 2, each of the final superintendent candidates will meet with a volunteer group of stakeholders to respond to predetermined questions, prior to being interviewed by the Board of Education. 
  • A limited number of WTHS 121 stakeholders will participate in the finalists’ interviews. An IASB consultant will facilitate the stakeholder group’s interview with each of the finalists. Participants will be socially distanced and will be required to wear a mask throughout the process. 

The Board anticipates making a final decision and announcement regarding the district’s next superintendent shortly before or after the winter break. If you have questions, please contact Board President, Paul Schulz at


Warren Township High School District 121 Board of Education

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July 8, 2021 

Dear District 121 Staff and Community Members: 

The Warren Township High School District 121 Board of Education has begun the search process for the District’s next superintendent who will begin duties on July 1, 2022. Dr. John Ahlgrim will be retiring at the end of the 2021-22 school year.  The selection of a new superintendent is one of the most important decisions a Board of Education will make; therefore, the Board has enlisted the services of the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB), Executive Searches, to assist in this process. 

One of the first steps in the process is to develop the desired profile of the next superintendent, and the Board is seeking your input to assist with this.  You are invited and encouraged to complete a short survey provided by the IASB.  An IASB consultant will present a summary of the compiled survey results, along with the Board survey results, at an upcoming Board of Education meeting. These results will be used to create an “Ideal Candidate” profile that will be included in the Announcement of Vacancy, which will advertise the position. 

The deadline to complete the short survey is Friday, July16, 2021 at Noon (CST). 

The survey can be accessed at 

Thank you for taking time to provide your thoughts and input. 


Paul Schulz
President, Board of Education