Northwest Suburban High School District 214 Superintendent David Schuler has been elected president-elect of the School Superintendents Association, a national professional organization, officials said on Thursday.
Schuler is in his ninth year as superintendent of District 214 and has been on the group's executive committee since 2011. He also is president of the Suburban School Superintendents Association, according to a news release from the district. Schuler was up against superintendents from Kansas and Nevada in the recent election.
"We have a moral obligation to stand up and champion public education in this country," Schuler said in the release. "AASA, its individual members and public schools across the country are doing incredible work that is inspiring students to reach their full potential, breaking the cycle of poverty and positioning students for success beyond high school, in futures we can't imagine."
Schuler's presidency with the national organization takes effect in 2015.
"David is an outstanding leader with a steadfast commitment to excellence in public education," said Daniel A. Domenech, executive director of the organization. "As we continue to reshape America's education agenda, I am pleased to welcome David as our president-elect."