SUPERINTENDENT KRISTEN WEIKLE
Dr. Weikle has been an educator for 23 years and is the 13th superintendent of Unit 5 Schools. She previously served as the Superintendent at Warrensburg-Latham CUSD 11, and as the Director of Special Education for the Special Education Association of Adams County. She also was a Principal in Quincy Public Schools, and an adjunct professor at John Wood Community College in Quincy.
Originally from a farm outside of Quincy, IL, where her parents still reside, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a Master’s Degree in Education - Curriculum & Instruction, from Quincy University. She received her doctorate from Western Illinois University in Educational Leadership. Dr. Weikle was recognized as a “20 Under 40” by both the Decatur Herald and Review and the Quincy Herald Whig.
Married to her husband Skip, they have six children ranging in age from a high school senior to 26 years. They are proud grandparents of a one-year-old granddaughter. Dr. Weikle enjoys exercising and going to sporting events, concerts and plays. Her passion is reading, especially mysteries and inspirational stories. She almost always is reading a book for pleasure, as well as a book to help grow professionally.
"I am excited and honored to be able to serve the Unit 5 community as the Superintendent of Schools. Unit 5 is an outstanding district and I am confident that we can build upon the incredible work already in place. I value clear, honest and ongoing communication and believe this is essential to moving the district forward to truly have ALL students achieve their personal excellence," Dr. Weikle said.