Welcome to the Office of the Superintendent


Superintendent's Message

I am pleased that you have visited our website and hope you find the information about Pekin Public Schools interesting and helpful. On behalf of our students, faculty and staff, administration, and Board of Education, I welcome you. Not only is Pekin a great place to live, it is home to some of the finest elementary schools in Illinois.

Living in a rapidly changing world, we as educators consistently face new and unpredictable challenges. It is my belief that we must vigorously seek opportunities to engage students in the most relevant learning opportunities possible in order to prepare them for the demands of the future. To that end, Pekin Public Schools is committed to preparing responsible, productive life-long learners.  I invite you to become actively involved in your child’s school experience as well. Home—school cooperation and partnership, founded on mutual respect and regular communication, provide an unbeatable combination for quality education and student success.

There is much to do in the coming months as we plan for the future. It is my goal to work with the faculty and staff to focus our energy around the common theme of meeting every student’s needs. Our educators work extremely hard at the preschool and primary levels to ensure students master the foundational skills of reading, writing, and math. Throughout the intermediate school and junior high school years this foundation is continuously enhanced. Students are immersed in a full academic program that promotes broader and deeper development and application of these and other important skills. It is our aim to provide students with well-rounded meaningful learning experiences in order to fully develop their study habits, critical thinking and problem solving abilities, and social skills.

It is with great pride and enthusiasm that we share a common purpose and passion for serving the children of the Pekin community. Quality teaching and learning takes place every day within District 108 schools. I am extremely proud to be a part of this fine school district and serve the children, faculty and staff, and the Pekin community as the Superintendent of Pekin Public Schools. Our children deserve no less than our best!

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Bill Link

Superintendent of Schools