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Mansfield named Superintendent of Distinction by IASA

District 233 Superintendent Von Mansfield was recently named a Superintendent of Distinction by the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA). Mansfield was among 21 honorees selected by his peers based on his leadership, communication, professionalism and community involvement.

Von Mansfield

He will be honored by IASA at a celebratory luncheon on May 4 sponsored by the Horace Mann Educators Corporation in Springfield.

“These extraordinary individuals are exceptional leaders and difference makers in their communities,” said IASA Executive Director Brent Clark. “Throughout their careers, each honoree has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to elevating the success of students in their districts.”

Mansfield has worked in the field of education for more than 30 years — 21 of those years at District 233’s Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School. He came to H-F as principal in 2001 and was named superintendent in 2008. He will retire June 30.

Mansfield was recognized as a tireless advocate for students. He has served as a mentor and friend to dozens of other superintendents throughout the state of Illinois, and he has served on various local, state and national boards. He twice received the Illinois State Board of Education Those Who Excel Award, in 2005 and 2020.

“This is great news. It is a well-deserved recognition that validates what we know about Dr. Mansfield — that he is a standout educational leader, who is among the very best,” said District 233 Board of Education President Gerald Pauling. “Congratulations, Dr. Mansfield, and thank you for decades of steady, thoughtful leadership here at H-F. Thanks also to the IASA for bestowing this honor upon Dr. Mansfield.”

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