MATTOON -- Tim Condron will became superintendent of the Mattoon School District following the retirement of current Superintendent Larry Lilly next year.
The Mattoon school board voted on Tuesday to appoint Condron to the position, according to an announcement from the district.
Condron is currently the district's assistant superintendent of business and has been in the district since 2001. The announcement said the board approved a three-year contract for Condron to begin duties as superintendent on July 1, 2020.
"Mr. Condron’s experiences bring a variety of skills to the role of superintendent for our district," school board President Michelle Skinlo said in the announcement.
“The board wanted to continue to build relationships with staff and community and focus on enhancing opportunities for students, the district and community," Skinlo said.
Condron's first work in the district was as a social studies and reading teacher at Mattoon Middle School and he was later the school's assistant principal. He also served as the district's curriculum director.
In the announcement, he said it's "a wonderful honor" to be the district's next superintendent.
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"Our students, teachers, staff, administrators and community members are extremely dedicated to the success of our schools," he said. "I will do my best to honor the legacy Mr. Lilly has built by continuing to focus on what is best for students as they grow to become the future leaders of our community."
The announcement also said Condron has worked during the past two years with Mattoon in Motion, a community group.
It said he appreciates the support of community and business leaders for the district's competency-based education efforts and focus on social-emotional learning.
"The community support surrounding practices that will assist our students to become career or college ready is outstanding," Condron said. "These partnerships are essential for the success of our students and our community."
Condron's wife Danell is a speech and language pathologist in the school district and their two children attend Riddle Elementary School, the announcement said.
It also said Lilly plans to work with Condron on a transition plan over the course of the 2019-20 school year.