GENOA – Brent O’Daniell has resigned as Genoa-Kingston School District 424′s superintendent, effective June 30, according to a news release from the district this week.
Since the District 424 board appointed O’Daniell as superintendent in 2017, he has spearheaded advancements in communication as well as program and personnel evaluation, according to the release.
“It has been an honor to serve the community in this leadership role for the past six years,” O’Daniell said. “I am extremely proud of everything we have accomplished together at the district in preparing our students to excel and contribute to our community.”
O’Daniell – who is an active member of the Genoa-area Kiwanis Club – spent the later half of his six years as superintendent leading the district through the COVID-19 pandemic.
On July 1, the day after he resigns from District 424, O’Daniell will begin work in central Illinois as superintendent of Beardstown Community School District 15, according to the release. About 1,400 students are enrolled across three campuses in Beardstown.
“I am extremely proud of everything we have accomplished together at the district in preparing our students to excel and contribute to our community.”— Brent O'Daniell, Genoa-Kingston District 424 exiting superintendent
In the release, the District 424 board expressed its thanks to O’Daniell for his time as superintendent.
The Genoa-Kingston school board will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday to begin the search for the next district’s next superintendent.