Dr. E. Scott England

I am the superintendent of Fairfield P.S.D. #112 in Fairfield, Illinois.  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 truly love working with kids and being in education.  I find the educational process to be exciting and constantly evolving.

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.

You must have a strong support system no matter what project you are undertaking.  I am no exception.  Jennifer, my wife, is who I consider to be my manager.  She understands my focus when I become busy, but she is always my voice of reason.  Also included in my support system are my two kids: Easton and Sage.  It is amazing what two children can teach a grown man each day.  Of their many lessons, none stands more firm than to work hard each day (both of them), take time for yourself (Easton), and sing as loud as possible, whenever possible (Sage).