Adam to Assume Role on July 1 of this Year
BY CARISSA SITKI
The Altamont Community Unit School District 10 held a special Board of Education meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. where the hiring of Casey Adam as the District’s new superintendent was approved by the Board. Directly after the meeting, a “meet-and-greet” was held in the High School Library, refreshments were served, and Adam signed her three-year employment contract with the District that is set to begin July 1, 2021 and last until June 30, 2024.
During the meet-and-greet, School Board President Kerry Wolff read a statement from the Board that said, “The Altamont CUSD 10 Board of Education is pleased to announce the hiring of Mrs. Casey Adam as the District’s next superintendent. Mrs. Adam currently serves as the Principal of Pana High School, where she is the educational leader for approximately 400 students and 50 staff members and led the development of their STEM program.”
In his own words, Wolff said, “Mrs. Adam is the right person, at the right time, with outstanding teaching and administrative experiences, and well-honed leadership skills. We expect she will have great success as she focuses on strengthening student opportunities and outcomes here in Altamont.”
Before signing her employment contract, Adam expressed her enthusiasm in joining the District to the staff and community members present at the event. “Thank you so much for coming out tonight,” said Adam, “I’m so excited to get started and join the district.”
After the signing was complete, Adam chatted with the community attendees and Altamont District staff members. Among those present, were Mayor Jason Rippetoe, City Commissioner Tayler Polk, and President of the Altamont Chamber of Commerce, Dawn Burrow.
Adam told the News Banner that she comes to Altamont without her own agenda. Rather, she wishes to learn about the interests and needs of the District before devising a plan. “I first want to be here, to observe and learn, so that I can better respond to the needs of the community,” said Adam, “Then we can come to a consensus within the District and figure out where we want to be, together.”
Adam said that she is excited to get moved into the area with her husband, Jeremy; and two children.