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    Dr. Dave Moyer, Superintendent of Schools

    Karen Herman, Administrative Assistant

    Office Phone: Phone: (845) 486-4460 ext. 20119

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    Dr. David Moyer is beginning first year as Arlington Central School District Superintendent.  Moyer comes to Arlington from Elmhurst, IL, where he served as the district’s superintendent from 2015-2021.  The 2021-22 school year marks Moyer’s 24th year as a public school administrator, his 12th as a superintendent.  Dr. Moyer has served as an assistant superintendent, principal, assistant principal, and athletic director prior to becoming a superintendent.  He is under contract through the 2023-24 school year.

    One of Moyer’s first efforts in Arlington was to work with the Board at its July retreat to identify four priority areas for the District:  Academic Growth and Success, Wellness and Belonging, Communications, Community Engagement, and Partnerships, and Financial and Organizational Management.  Arlington is one of approximately 100 districts from across the country selected to participate in the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Learning 2025 Network.  Involvement in Learning 2025 will help support Arlington’s work in these four priority areas and build capacity and systems to personalize learning for all students.  The Professional Learning Communities model will be the foundation of future work.

    Under Dr. Moyer’s leadership, Elmhurst was named the 2019 Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Exemplary District for Overall Excellence in Whole Child Education for providing Healthy, Safe, Engaged, Supported, and Challenged learning environments for children.  He led an intensive three-year community engagement effort that resulted in the successful passage of a $168.5M referendum on November 6, 2018.  During his time in Elmhurst, the district was recognized as one of the most innovative districts in the country, having been selected to participate in the AASA’s inaugural Innovation and Transformational Leadership Network and by Harvard University to participate in its Scaling for Impact project.

    Dr. Moyer was named a Superintendent of Distinction in the State of Illinois on April 21, 2015.  He was the superintendent for Moline-Coal Valley (IL) at the time, which was recognized in July 2015 as a national District of Distinction by District Administration for its work in the area of Administrator Capacity Building.

    Dr. Moyer is very involved professionally.  He has presented at numerous state and national conferences, including the AASA’s National Conference on Education and the prestigious Model Schools Conference on the topic Innovation in Schools:  A Systems Approach.  His article “Creating Coherence with Instructional Rounds” was published in the December 2017 issue of School Administrator.  He is a regular book reviewer for the publication.  Click here to follow his blog, The Hudson Chronicles. In 2018 Moyer was one of 33 educators from around the country selected by Education First to travel to Finland to learn about its highly regarded education system.  He previously served on the Illinois Association of School Administrators’ Student Growth Sub-Committee and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Work Team to develop a new statewide principal evaluation system.

    As a superintendent and throughout his administrative career, Moyer is noted of implementing creative, student-centered, future driven programming.  Examples include a Business Incubator program, instructional coaches, Two-Way Dual Language Spanish Immersion, Project Lead the Way, career pathways, systematic intervention and enrichment opportunities for students, comprehensive middle school redesign, Freshman Academy, and the construction of four new schools with modernized media centers and learning spaces.

    Moyer earned a Doctorate in Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University (NIU) in 2004. He holds Master’s degrees in Educational Administration from NIU and Sports Administration from Eastern Kentucky University. An English major, he completed a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin.

    Dr. Moyer has worked as a graduate instructor for Northern Illinois University, Aurora University and Western Illinois University.  He was inducted into the Sheboygan A’s Baseball Hall of Fame on June 13, 2015.  Moyer has many interests outside of school.  He is an avid reader and enjoys grilling and music.  A former drummer, Moyer has seen Bob Dylan perform live 49 times.

    Moyer,  a Paul Harris Fellow, has a long history of involvement in local Rotary Clubs and is currently a member of the LaGrange Sunrise Rotary.  He and his wife, Donna, have five adult children and live in the area with their husky, Juliet.