Freeport School District Names New Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Freeport School District Names New Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction The FSD 145 Board of Education, tonight, approved the appointment of Dr. Julia Cloat as Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction.

Dr. Cloat has spent a combined total of 22 years working in Kaneland CUSD #302 and Huntley CSD #158, where she served in roles including Literacy Specialist, Assistant Principal, RtI/MTSS Coordinator, and Curriculum Director. Cloat holds a Doctor of Education degree from Northern Illinois University (2014). She also holds a Master of Teaching degree from Aurora University (2001) and a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern IL University (1991).

Dr. Cloat currently teaches as an adjunct professor at Northern Illinois University. Dr. Clout lives in Sycamore, Illinois with her husband, Max, and two children, Olivia and Alexander. Max works for the Sycamore School District. Olivia will be attending University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the fall where she will study graphic design. Alexander will be a junior at Sycamore HIgh school and is active in art club. In addition to teaching/learning and her family, Julia is passionate about the outdoors. She can be found hiking and camping year round.

District Superintendent Anna Alvarado adds, “With Dr. Cloat’s professional background and experience in curriculum and instruction in addition to her authoring books in equity in education, we are excited to be able to tap into her expertise and support our ongoing work in curriculum and instruction. We look forward to Dr. Cloat’s ability to focus on the ‘Academic Excellence’ commitment in our Three Year Vision that is ultimately driven by improving academic outcomes for our students and narrowing the performance gap between our low income and non low income students and build a strong foundation of learning that will contribute to the success of all of our students.”

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