Dr. Jerry O'Shea, Superintendent of Schools
In 2015, the Marquardt Board of Education appointed of Dr. Jerry O’Shea as Superintendent of Schools. Dr. O’Shea brings a distinguished record and distinctive vision to this role, as well as a broad range of experience. In his 25 years in public education, Dr. O’Shea has performed in numerous organizational capacities and received recognition for his instructional leadership and achievements at the local, state, and national level.
During his tenure as an educator, Dr. O'Shea has served in several instructional and non-instructional roles including high school English teacher, reading specialist, and reading recovery teacher at the elementary level. As a teacher, Dr. O’Shea was a regular presenter at the annual Illinois Reading Council Conference, as well as presenting at the National Council of Teachers of English Conference (NCTE), National Title I Conference, and the Illinois Reading Recovery Conference.
In 2005, Dr. O’Shea became the Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services. Over the last ten years, he has worked closely with administrators, teachers, and parents to fulfill the District's mission to implement an educational program which provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to become productive members of society and life long learners. He has presented at the Great Lakes TURN Conference, and the Illinois Reading Council Conference on work taking place within Marquardt School District 15.
Dr. O’Shea holds a Master of Arts in Reading, a Master of Science in Educational Administration and a doctorate in Literacy Education. In 2009, he was honored by the Illinois ASCD organization with the Jim Montgomery Instructional Leadership Award.