Dr. E. Scott England

I began my career in education as a 1:1 special education aide. I then taught first grade in Arcola, IL and Sullivan, IL. As rewarding as teaching was, I was encouraged to become a principal due to the opportunity to impact more lives. I was fortunate enough to be afforded the opportunity to be a principal at North Side School in Fairfield, IL. After three years as principal, I was tapped to succeed the retiring superintendent of our district. I spent three years as a superintendent before the stress of the Covid pandemic became the ultimate decider on my path in education. I truly love working with kids and being in education. I find the educational process to be exciting and constantly evolving. I am planning on telling my story of how I took ownership of my self care in the coming weeks. It will be during this time I will update everyone with what I’ve been up to lately. 

I received my bachelor’s degree from Millikin University in Elementary Education. I graduated from Eastern Illinois University with my master’s and specialist’s degrees, both in Educational Leadership. I finished my education at Indiana State University where I received my Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. The title of my dissertation was The Relationship Among Reasons Teachers Joined the Profession, Job Satisfaction, and Encouraging Future Teachers. 

My main research interests include employee job satisfaction; student and employee motivation; 21st century learning; recruitment, retention, and attrition; and special education. I find my areas of interest grow as I read more and more dissertations and other writings.