A Message to Our Decatur Public School Families……
From Superintendent Dr. Paul Fregeau
Dear Students, Staff, Families and the Decatur Community,
As I’ve dedicated over 26 years of teaching, coaching and administrative experience in the educational field, it gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as the Superintendent of Schools for District 61. I truly understand the importance of leadership and teamwork and do not take this privilege lightly. Leadership is crucial and vital when it comes to the educational success for all; therefore, I value its importance along with the teamwork and the collaboration with staff, families, organizations and business partners throughout the Decatur community.
I began my educational career at Quincy Junior High School as a teacher and a coach. I then moved to Monroe City Public Schools where I also served as a high school teacher and coach. I continued my administrative career as a High School Principal, Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent of Support Services and now, the Superintendent of Decatur Public School District 61.
As you approach the closing of another school year, I hope it was successful and rewarding as you begin preparations for grade level transitions and graduation celebrations. I recognize that it takes the school staff members, parents and community working together in order for success to occur. Therefore, please take a little time to appreciate the many accomplishments our students have achieved with your support. Each position throughout the District contributes in various ways towards teaching and learning and are very important in the lives of all of our students.
There are many opportunities in Decatur and I realize that education is the core to any community growth. I am eager to move forward with those opportunities in mind and join you as we prepare to celebrate improvements in academic achievement, graduation rates, college readiness and citizenship for District 61 students.
In closing, I look forward to working with the students, staff, families and the Decatur community in the months and years to come. I embrace diversity and will listen to other ideas as I keep the students and staff’s best interest in mind. Thank you for your commitment and dedication to Decatur Public School District 61 as we move forward to create a world class education for our kids.
Paul Fregeau Ed.D.