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Landgraf to lead Millstadt schools

By on July 25, 2018 at 2:10 pm

Dr. Brad Landgraf

Former Parkview and Eagleview Elementary School Principal Brad Landgraf resigned Friday to become the new superintendent of Millstadt Community Consolidated School District 160.  

“It’s just simply the next step,” Landgraf said. “I’ve been at Columbia a long time and I’ve loved it. I’ve been at the building level a long time. It’s kind of just the next progression in my professional growth.

“These opportunities don’t come along very often. So I really thought this was my one opportunity and if I really wanted to get into district level administration, I needed to take a chance and try this.” 

Landgraf worked in the Columbia school district for more than two decades in multiple positions.

“Columbia CUSD4 has been my life for the last 22 years,” Landgraf wrote in his resignation letter. “They have been a great 22 years, working with some of the best teachers, students, parents and administrators anyone could ask for.”

The district returned the favor as superintendent Gina Segobiano said she supported Landgraf’s decision to leave Columbia. 

“I was aware Dr. Landgraf applied for the Millstadt position and wholeheartedly supported him pursuing this great opportunity for career advancement,” she said. “Millstadt school district is a great K-8 school district and I am confident Dr. Landgraf will do an excellent job. I’m thrilled to have Brad as a new superintendent colleague.” 

Landgraf first heard about the job opening on July 1. After reading an article about a superintendent in a different school district, out of curiosity Landgraf searched to see if that district had posted a vacancy. 

He did not intend to apply for that role, nor was he actively looking for a new job.

“Then, almost by accident, as I looked at the job openings on the Illinois Elementary School Association website, Millstadt popped up,” Landgraf said. “That certainly piqued my interest. Millstadt is one of the only, if not the only, school districts I would have applied at to be superintendent…>>>

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James Moss