Patrick Twomey

No Bargaining Sessions Scheduled
7:20 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Macomb Teacher Contract Stalemate Continues

Teachers picketing Thursday morning at Chandler Park
Credit Rich Egger

There is a lot of talk in the contract stalemate between the Macomb School District and teachers. However, none of it’s happening at the bargaining table.

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Community Forum on Cuts
6:04 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

No Shortage of Ideas for Macomb Schools

Erin Easterling (left) looks on as her idea is added to one of the lists.
Credit Rich Egger

The Macomb School District asked for – and received – plenty of community input to help close a budget gap for next year.

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Western Illinois Schools
3:40 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

New Athletic Conference on Hold

Macomb Junior-Senior High School
Credit Rich Egger

Plans to start a new athletic conference in western Illinois will be delayed by at least a year.

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Budget Deficit
5:45 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Macomb Schools Seek Input on Cuts

Macomb High School
Credit Rich Egger

The Macomb School District will hold a pair of community forums this fall as it grapples with a budget shortfall.

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Patrick Twomey
6:34 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

New Macomb School Supt Hits the Ground Running

Superintendent Patrick Twomey
Credit Rich Egger

Dr Patrick Twomey feels he was well prepared when he took over as the head of Macomb School District 185 on July 1.

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New Superintendent
9:11 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Twomey Hired to Lead Macomb Schools

Dr Patrick Twomey is all smiles after being hired as Macomb school superintendent
Credit Rich Egger

The new Macomb School District 185 superintendent won’t wait long to begin work.

Dr Patrick Twomey will start in Macomb on May 1 as assistant superintendent before becoming superintendent on July 1. Twomey said this will allow him to work with retiring Superintendent Dr Alene Reuschel.

“This will give us an opportunity professionally to spend a little bit of time together during that transition time to make it as smooth as possible, which will do nothing but benefit the kids of the district,” said Twomey.

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Profiles of Candidates
7:31 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

The Macomb School Superintendent Finalists

Macomb Jr-Sr High School
Credit Rich Egger

The three finalists to be Macomb’s next school superintendent have all been to town for interviews with the Board of Education, staff, and the community. Now it’s up to the board to decide who will be the district’s next leader.

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Meet the Candidates
1:48 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Forums Set for Macomb Superintendent Finalists

The Spoon River College Community Outreach Center
Credit Rich Egger

The three remaining candidates for Macomb School District 185 superintendent will return to town before the end of the month for second round interviews.

Each will also participate in a public forum. Each of those forums will begin at 5:30 pm at the Spoon River College Community Outreach Center, 2500 East Jackson St in Macomb.

The schedule is:

Thursday, January 24 – Dr Chet Lien

Monday, January 28 – Dr Patrick Twomey

Wednesday, January 30 – Dr Chad Allaman

Each forum is scheduled to conclude at 6:45 pm.

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Field Down to Three
11:28 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Macomb School Superintendent Finalists Named

Macomb Jr-Sr high School
Credit Rich Egger

The finalists for Macomb School District superintendent are all currently superintendents in Illinois:

  • Dr Chad Allaman is with Central Elementary School District 51 in Washington
  • Dr Chet Lien is Rockridge Community Unit School District 300 in Taylor Ridge
  • Dr Patrick Twomey is with Havana Community Unit School District 126 in Havana

Twomey once worked for the Macomb district. He was high school principal before leaving for Havana in 2007.

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