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  • Dr. Mike Schiffman, Superintendent

     Dr. Mike Schiffman began serving as Superintendent of Schools in the Freeport School District on July 1st, 2015. His previous experience includes five years as Superintendent of Schools for Dakota Community Unit School District 201 in Dakota, IL, where he served since July 2010. Prior to that, Mike spent time as a principal, dean of students, and history teacher at other school districts in Northwest Illinois.

    He holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Western Illinois University. He also holds a Master’s degree in Administration and Educational from Western Illinois University, a Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University, and an Associate’s Degree from Highland Community College. 

    Mike and his wife, Laura, live in Freeport with their three children, one of whom is a Freeport High School graduate and two of whom currently attend Freeport School District schools.

    “It is my belief that all young people can learn and achieve at high levels, and it is our responsibility to ensure that they do,” he says. “I believe we can work together to help Freeport become a leading district in educating students and helping them achieve success in all areas, whether academic, social, in their college and career pursuits, or in life.”