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                                              Moline Administrator Named Principal of the Year

Moline-Coal Valley School District announces that Mr. Dan McGuire has been named 2017 IPA High School Principal of the Year for the Black Hawk Region of the Illinois Principals Association (IPA).   McGuire will be honored at an Awards Breakfast at 7 am, Monday, February 27, at Denny’s Restaurant, 2601 42nd Avenue, Moline. 

As Region honoree,  McGuire will be considered for the state-level High School Principal of the Year.  The final selection will be made later this year and presented at the IPA Fall Conference  in October.


McGuire has held many influential positions in his 36 year educational career. He has instructed and led at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. As an educator Dan shaped students as a science teacher, coach, department chair, and Dean of Students. As an administrator in Moline, Dan has worked with students, staff, and parents at John Deere Middle School, Roosevelt Elementary, and Moline High School to create educational environments that provide learning for all students. His mantra of “Learning For All” continues to provide a focus on what will help all students be successful. Mr. McGuire served as an assistant principal at Moline High School prior to becoming the principal in 2012. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Western Illinois University.        

“On behalf of the Moline-Coal Valley School District, I would like to congratulate Mr. Dan McGuire for being recognized by his peers as the High School Principal of the Year for the Black Hawk Region of the IPA.  Dan is certainly very deserving of such a wonderful honor,” said Todd DeTaeye, Assistant Superintendent of Administration and Human Resources.  “He understands that education opens doors, and that when sound instruction takes place, students have the ability to excel. Mr. McGuire is all about student success.  A success that he measures by what his students are able to accomplish in and outside the classroom.  Our District is very fortunate to have Dan McGuire leading the way at Moline High School.”      

"It is an honor to be the IPA Blackhawk Region High School Principal of the Year. It has been my privilege to work with students, staff, families, and community members over the span of my career. I value each individual and the daily interactions with students, staff, parents, and community members. This award represents the partnerships we have built with the school community and a shared vision for all students,”  Dan McGuire said.
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Moline Board of Education Candidates Forum

The Moline Education Association (MEA) and the Moline Public Schools Foundation (MPSF) will host a Board of Education Candidates Forum at 6 pm on Monday, March 6, in the Wilson Middle School cafeteria, 1301 – 48th Street, Moline. The public is invited to attend.

The forum will provide an opportunity for all candidates to introduce themselves, as well as answer questions posed by a moderator.

Eight candidates are vying for three open seats on the school board.  The candidates include Andy Waeyaert, Erin Waldron-Smith, Sangeetha A. Rayapati, Mandy Kuhle, Blake Zimmer, Jim Carsell, and Mariela A. Trevino, all who are seeking their first term; and current board member Stephen Brockway, who was appointed to the Board in August 2016 and is seeking his first full four-year term.

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Moline Board of Education Candidates Forum 02/07/17
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