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Serena's Unit 2 names new superintendent

Spencer Byrd
Spencer Byrd

The Unit 2 school district in Serena appointed Spencer Byrd at a special board meeting Tuesday to be its next superintendent beginning July 1, according to Board President Neal Rosengren.

Byrd, who has 27 years of experience in education, served as superintendent since 2015 in the Meridian School District in Mounds.

Byrd has accrued administrative experience in East Aurora High School, Midland High School, Belvidere North High School and Round Lake Senior High School as well as teaching and coaching experience from Glenbrook South, Adlai Stevenson, Elmwood Park and La Salle-Peru high schools. Byrd is an Illinois School for Advanced Leadership fellow.

Interim superintendent Dan Joyce will turn over all of his responsibilities to Byrd.

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