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New Champaign Unit 4 Schools Leader Moving From Springfield

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Shelia Boozer, new superintendent of Champaign Unit 4 Schools
Shelia Boozer, new superintendent of Champiagn Unit 4 Schools

CHAMPAIGN – The next superintendent of Champaign Unit 4 Schools is moving from Springfield.

On Thursday night, the Board of Education announced its selection of Shelia Boozer.

Boozer is 23-year veteran of education.  She is currently the Director of Teaching and Learning and Technology in Springfield District 186.

Boozer earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Springfield. Her Master’s Degree in Education Administration comes from Eastern Illinois University. She  recently completed her dissertation for a Doctorate degree at Illinois State University. Her dissertation topic is the impact of restorative practices on racial inequities in schools.  

In June, Boozer will succeed Susan Zola. She will retire in June after serving as superintendent in Champaign for 4 years.


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Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick

Reginald Hardwick is the News & Public Affairs Director for the Illinois Newsroom. He started at WILL in October of 2019 after serving as News Director for WKAR in East Lansing, Michigan. Previously, he was a news producer and manager at the NBC station in Dallas, where he won 7 Emmy awards. Born in Vietnam, Reginald is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. Email: rh14@illinois.edu Twitter: @RNewsWILL

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