Kaneland tabs Goier as interim superintendent

By on September 5, 2014

KANELAND—The search for a new interim Kaneland superintendent has concluded.

The Kaneland School Board on Tuesday unanimously agreed to hire Dr. Renee Goier of Sugar Grove as interim superintendent. Board member Pedro Rivas was absent from the meeting.

The School Board on Tuesday also agreed to accept the resignation of former interim superintendent Dr. Ken Sorrick, who stepped down from the position just one day after the School Board approved his hire on Aug. 25.

Goier will work up to 100 days and receive a salary of $80,000.

“The board selected Dr. Goier based on her extensive, professional leadership and student-centered decision making,” said School Board President Cheryl Krauspe during the meeting.

Goier, a retiree, was a superintendent for Deerfield Public Schools District 109, and has experience as a teacher, gifted coordinator, elementary and middle school principal and assistant superintendent.

Krauspe talked after the meeting about what made Goier a standout selection.

“She was the strongest in terms of her overall perspective and experience throughout a K-12 career,” Krauspe said. “She has worked at every level from pre-school to college, so I think she has an expertise in every grade level.”

Krauspe also reflected on how it felt to get a second interim superintendent.

“I couldn’t be more delighted that she is as excited as she is,” Krauspe said. “That’s a relief. She is ready to hit the ground running.”

School Board Vice President Teresa Witt said Goier has a strong Kaneland connection with family and grandchildren who attend District 302.

“I think that’s a positive,” Witt said. “She’s also very professional and certainly has the resume to back that up. And I think she’s going to be a good choice.”