as regional superintendent
...The Madison County Board
elected one of its own to be the new regional superintendent of schools Wednesday: Bob Daiber
of Marine.Daiber is serving his second term on the County Board.He
is a 29-year teacher at Triad High School
, a farmer and, since 2001, Marine Township supervisor.He
replaces longtime Superintendent Harry Briggs, who resigned to lead Granite City School District 9
In order to take his
new position, Daiber
will have to resign from Triad High School
and Madison County Board
.He will remain Marine Township supervisor.Daiber said it was rewarding to see his fellow board members vote unanimously to approve Chairman Alan Dunstan's recommendation to hire him.
...Daiber, 50, has a doctorate in education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and certifications in education administration and curriculum and instruction.His career has been entirely at Triad High School, where he is a technology teacher and technical coordinator.
is eligible to retire in four years, he
still has "a lot of energy."
"I felt that I was called upon to do a job that I feel I can make a great contribution to," Daiber
said."This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. ...I respected (Briggs) to the nth degree.I will maintain the high dignity of the office and I'll bring new innovation to it."Daiber
, a Democrat, has been active in politics for many years, running unsuccessfully against state Rep.
said it's the challenge that made him seek the new job."I've never taken a job for money in my life -- money only motivates you so long," he
said.On the County Board, Daiber chaired the Planning and Development Committee and helped form the board's stance on impact fees: requiring all municipalities in a district to approve impact fees before the board will consider them.
"I see it to be a continued topic, and I hope it doesn't die because my voice isn't on my board," Daiber