Richwoods principal takes new job as Stark County superintendent

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PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Principal of Richwoods High School Brett Elliott has been hired to be the next Stark County CUSD #100 superintendent.

The Stark County CUSD #100 Board of Education made the announcement on the district’s Facebook page Tuesday, and Elliot tweeted the news Monday evening.

Currently the Richwoods High School principal, Elliott has more than 25 years of experience in public education, all in Peoria Public Schools. He also served as principal at Peoria High School and assistant principal at Roosevelt Magnet School.

Elliott completed his undergraduate degree at Eureka College and his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Bradley University. He also earned his superintendent certification from Western Illinois University in 2017.

He will begin the new job on July 1.

Current Glen Oak Community Learning Center principal Carly Emken will take over Richwoods following Elliot’s departure. She also spent three years as the assistant principal at Richwoods.

She has worked in Peoria Public Schools for the past 16 years and is an alum of PPS.

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