Center Cass School District 66 names new superintendent
Center Cass School District 66 has named Tim Arnold as the new Superintendent of the K-8 school district. The Board approved Arnold’s appointment at its April 23rd special board meeting. Mr. Arnold will fill the vacancy created by retiring Superintendent Jay Tiede, who has served the district for the past 39 years.
Mr. Arnold, who has been an educator for 22 years, is currently the Superintendent of Elwood CCSD #203 in Elwood, IL. He has served in that position since 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Arnold spent 2 years as an Assistant Principal and 9 years as a Principal in McLean County Unit 5 School District.
“I am looking forward to leading a team that will continue to develop the culture of excellence that already exists in Center Cass #66,” Mr. Arnold said. “Serving the students and working with the high quality staff of Center Cass #66 is a unique and exciting opportunity.”
Mr. Arnold graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education. He also earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership at ISU. He has led schools to earn both the Illinois Academic Improvement Award and Illinois Academic Excellence Award. Additionally, Mr. Arnold has advocated for education policy at the State and Federal levels.
Board Member Cathie Killian said. “The Board of Education is very pleased that Mr. Arnold has accepted the position as Superintendent. We believe that, with Mr. Arnold’s education and experience, he will be able to lead the district to the next level in terms of preparing our students academically for high school and beyond, while maintaining the district’s positive financial standing.”
Mr. Arnold is married and he and his wife have five children. He will assume the position July 1, 2012.