Scott Kuffel, the superintendent of Geneseo Community Unit School District 228, is the new president of the Illinois Association of School Administrators, or IASA. He will serve a one-year term.

“I am honored to have that title, but I’m aware that I am just one part of a membership that will continue to fight for public education,” said Kuffel, who has been an educator for 29 years, the past 11 as superintendent in Geneseo. “The vision of IASA is ‘Maximum Educational Success for All Students,’ and that’s our benchmark. All conversations should lead to coming together to make that a reality.”

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In addition to serving this past year as president-elect of the association, Kuffel also has served as secretary of IASA in addition to serving on various committees, including the IASA advisory committee to the Illinois State Board of Education and on the Planning Team and Design Team for the IASA School for Advanced Leadership.

Kuffel is a graduate of Kewanee (Ill.) High School, where he was an exchange student to a high school in Kenya for one year. He is also a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and Illinois State University. Before becoming superintendent in Geneseo, he served as superintendent in Oregon, Ill.