District 94 Superintendent Announces Retirement
Dr. Douglas Domeracki, superintendent of Community High School District 94 in West Chicago, announced his intent to retire at the Board of Education meeting last evening. Hired in 2013, Domeracki’s last day leading District 94 will be June 30, 2019.
A champion for increasing opportunities for students, under Domeracki’s tenure Community High School District 94 was named to the College Board AP Honor Roll multiple times for opening AP classroom doors to a significantly broader pool of students, while maintaining or improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher (on a 5 point scale).
Domeracki was instrumental in implementing the 1 to 1 program in the District, which provides an electronic device to all District 94 students for use for coursework in school and at home. He wrote the legislation and spearheaded the pilot program for e-Learning Days in Illinois allowing students to communicate with teachers and complete coursework at home as an alternative to snow days.
Working with Wheaton District 200, Domeracki initiated a partnership to petition the State of Illinois to develop a program called ChanceLight Education. This program is designed to serve students who would otherwise receive services outside the community. It is customized to meet the unique needs of students requiring special services that cannot be met in a traditional school setting.
Domeracki has lead District 94 through a series of building improvements at West Chicago Community High School that began in the summer of 2014, including creating home and commercial kitchens, child development classrooms and labs, creating a Student Services Center, a College and Career Center and a Student Activity Center. All Math and Science classrooms were remodeled, creating flexible spaces and equipment that earned the highest school design award in the State of Illinois - Award of Distinction - for transforming the way Science is taught.
District 94 Board of Education President Gary Saake said, “Dr. Domeracki has been an exceptional educational leader. His vision of, and commitment to, excellence will have a long-lasting impact on the school and community. Community High School District 94 is a better district today because of his leadership, and we owe him a debt of gratitude for his accomplishments. We wish him well in his future endeavors.”
In a message to staff, Domeracki writes, “I have so enjoyed my work for the District and I am extremely proud of the District’s accomplishments on behalf of students, parents, staff, and community members in all areas including teaching and learning, special services, support services, activities, finance, buildings and grounds, and policy. On both professional and personal levels, I have been highly fortunate to have worked for the West Chicago Community High School District. I will never forget this tremendous opportunity to lead such a fine school district.”
After retirement, Domeracki plans to continue to serve students in both personal and professional avenues.
The board will begin the process of selecting a new superintendent immediately, with the first step being the engagement of a search firm. There will be significant faculty, staff, student, parent, and community stakeholder involvement in the process to select the District’s next leader.
Dr. Doug Domeracki