We hear again today from Dr. Jennifer Garrison, the newly hired Vandalia Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Garrison has been a part of the fight for funding equity for downstate and rural schools over the past several years. She says that former Vandalia Superintendent of Schools Rich Well had a lot to do with getting her involved in that fight.
And, Dr. Garrison says Vandalia Schools are in pretty good financial shape.
Dr. Garrison is a 1995 graduate of Vandalia High School, along with her education from SIU-Edwardsville, Eastern Illinois University and her Doctorate in Education from Western Illinois University. Dr. Garrison has been Superintendent of Schools for the Sandoval School District since 2009 and was Ramsey Grade School Principal for 3 years prior to that. She will begin her duties as Vandalia Superintendent of Schools on April 2nd.