Prior to joining the Linn-Mar Community in 2014, Dr. Shepherd served as the District 69 Superintendent at Skokie/Morton Grove in Illinois. Prior to his leadership role at Skokie, Dr. Shepherd held the superintendent position at Amboy Community Unit School District from 2006-10. Dr. Shepherd was also principal at Amboy High School from 2005-06 and principal at Amboy Elementary from 2004-05. Teaching music at Cambridge Community Unit School District in Illinois from 2000-04 was the start of Dr. Shepherd’s career in education.
Dr. Shepherd and his wife are proud parents of two daughters. The Shepherd family is honored to be a part of the Linn-Mar District.
Dr. Shepherd earned his Doctorate of Philosophy from Illinois State University. He also attended Western Illinois University where he earned his Education Specialist degree, Master of Science degree and his Bachelor of Arts degree. Dr. Shepherd also served as Field Superintendent for the American Association of School Administrators “Ready by 21” and has made several national presentations on this topic.