David Mouser next District 87 superintendent, pending board approval

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Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 1:13 PM CST
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PEORIA (25 NEWS) - David Mouser will be the next superintendent at Bloomington Public Schools, pending approval of the District 87 Board of Education.

A 25-year veteran of education, Mouser is currently the superintendent of Tri-Valley CUSD #3 in Downs and has served in the role since 2014.

The board will make the official vote on his selection at the December 8 board meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Bloomington High School.

Pending that approval, Mouser’s first day is set for July 1. He succeeds superintendent Barry Reilly who is retiring.

“I am humbled and excited to have been chosen as the next Superintendent of Schools for Bloomington District 87. Having grown up and served as a school leader in McLean County, I understand and appreciate the history, success, and diversity celebrated in District 87,” said Mouser. “Through the hiring process, it became very clear to me that the District is filled with a talented and dedicated staff, a school board committed to the children they serve, and a leadership team ready and willing to continually improve. To be chosen to serve the families of District 87 in this capacity is a true honor.”

Mouser previously served as an Agriculture/Science Teacher, a middle school principal and a high School principal. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural education. He earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Western Illinois University in 2014. He also holds advanced certifications in educational administration, including principal and superintendent endorsements from Illinois State University.

Under his leadership at Tri-Valley, all district schools earned the National Blue Ribbon Award from the US Department of Education. He was named Career and Technical Education Champion of the Year in 2021, Illinois Association of School Administrators Superintendent of Distinction in 2020, and one of the Pantagraph’s 20 Under 40 award winners in 2010.

A news release from Bloomington Public Schools says 37 candidates applied for the position.

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