David Behlow, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Throughout his career, Superintendent David Behlow, Ph.D., has been both an educational leader and a student advocate.
Regardless of the diversity of his
student population, their economic status, or whether they reside in an urban or suburban, high-growth or landlocked setting, Dr. Behlow
has worked tirelessly to ensure each student develops the capacity to thrive.
passion is education and his
experience is immense.
For more than six years, Dr. Behlow has served as the educational leader of Oswego Community Unit School District 308.
goal for his
approximately 15,000 students and 2,000 employees has been to ensure that the district maintains its high educational expectations within a caring community.
Professionally, Dr. Behlow
models the lifelong learning expectations he
has for his
students as part of the Mid America Association of School Superintendents
for the top 100 superintendents in the nation, the Association of Urban Superintendents
for urban district superintendents throughout the country, and the Large Unit District Association
that represents approximately half the school districts in Illinois.
Not only does Dr. Behlow oversee the elementary and secondary education for the district's almost 30,000 residents, he maintains a visible presence by serving the local communities through his participation in a number of service groups and organizations.
Dr. Behlow is vice-president of the Oswego Economic Development Committee, serves on the board of directors of the Heritage Group YMCA and two chambers of commerce, and serves as a member of the local Optimist and Rotary Clubs.
A Wisconsin native, Dr. Behlow's
educational experiences took him throughout his
Dr. Behlow is a graduate of Sheboygan public schools and the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, as well as earning a Masters Degree in Educational Administration and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Wisconsin Madison.
Dr. Behlow's career in education began as a high school teacher until being appointed an Administrative Associate three years later.
An offer to become a high school assistant principal led Dr. Behlow into Minnesota where he began a 16- year career in which he served as a principal, assistant superintendent of instruction and superintendent of schools before accepting the position with District 308.