Superintendent leaving Yorkville district at end of school year
Beacon-News Staff December 18, 2012 3:44PM
Updated: January 20, 2013 6:22AM
YORKVILLE — The Yorkville School District is getting a new leader. On Monday, the Yorkville School Board approved the promotion of Tim Shimp to superintendent at the end of the school year.
Shimp has served as the district’s associate superintendent since 2010, when he was promoted from principal of Yorkville High School.
Shimp will take the helm on July 1, when Superintendent Scott Wakeley plans to leave for a new job as superintendent of the Bradley Bourbonnais High School District.
“Mr. Shimp’s educational background and working knowledge of district initiatives will allow for Yorkville Schools to continue moving forward,” Wakeley said in a press release.
According to that release, Wakeley decided to leave Yorkville because he wanted to return to his hometown.
“This move is not a Yorkville issue,” Wakeley said. “It’s a chance for my wife and me to return home: an opportunity I will not likely have again.”
This is Wakeley’s second year at Yorkville’s superintendent. He has previously worked as the superintendent of the Genoa-Kingston Community Unit School District.