Special Education District of Lake County's superintendent has received an honor naming him tops in his field by his peers.
William Delp recently received the honor from Lake County superintendents organizations. The Superintendent of the Year Award qualifications focus on caring, sharing and learning.
Delp's staff, colleagues, and members of the community praised him for his accomplishments on behalf of children and families in all of Lake County. They also commended his welcoming style of leadership.
Among the compliments directed toward Delp, one colleague noted how he's provided effective leadership in one of the most challenging superintendent positions in Lake County.
Delp has been active in outside organizations and made sure others were informed about important issues.
In addition, he led the district through budget reductions and a facility improvement plan including the building of a new Laremont School that fulfills the needs of the severe and profound disabled students.
Delp is scheduled to retire from SEDOL at the end of June.
SEDOL is a special education cooperative organized in 1960 to provide cooperative program planning, instructional programs, related services and professional staff development in order to assure an appropriate education for children with disabilities from birth through age 22.
Those eligible for SEDOL's services must reside within the boundaries of 35 participating public school districts in Lake County.