Meet the Superintendent

Dr. Kristin Humphries is a proud graduate of Davenport West High School in Davenport, Iowa. Throughout his 26 years in public education, he has served as a teacher, technology director, school principal, and chief financial officer in school districts across the Quad Cities region. This will be his 10th year serving as Superintendent for the East Moline School District. Dr. Humphries earned his bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Northern Iowa and has graduate degrees from Western Illinois University, Iowa State University and Northern Illinois University. He earned his doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from Northern Illinois University.

Dr. Humphries has been married to his wife Amy for 27 years and they have two children, Haley and Noah. In his spare time, Kristin enjoys spending time with his family, reading and daily runs with his two German Shorthair Pointers. 

Priorities for 2019-20
The East Moline School District is working to build collective efficacy by enabling collaborative structures throughout our organization. For the 2019-20 school year, we will work together to:

  • Support our teachers and students as we implement a 1:1 technology environment
  • Support collaborative decision-making in our schools to empower educators as they address the needs of all learners
  • Continue our work toward student-centered classrooms with rigorous instruction
  • Increase opportunities for feedback from all stakeholders to drive improvement across the district
  • Learn from each other

Advocacy
Dr. Humphries spent over 4 years working with legislators, advocacy groups and school district superintendents from across the state to help bring equity to children across Illinois with a change to the school funding formula. For the first time in over 20 years, the state funding formula finally recognized that a child’s education should not be dependent on their zip code. Below is a picture of Dr. Humphries and other advocates that witnessed the passage of a new school funding formula on August 29, 2017. 

Kristin continues to advocate with a group of school district superintendents called Equity First. Their vision is to help bring awareness and change that benefits students and teachers across the state of Illinois. This year their legislative priorities are: addressing teacher shortage, funding the evidence-based model, and working to ensure that ESSA will drive positive change.

Volunteerism
Kristin volunteers his time at various places throughout the community including as a member of the Two Rivers YMCA Board of Directors, the Quad City Health Initiave Board of Directors, the United Way of the Quad Cities Education Council, and serves as a member of the Quad Cities Behavioral Health Coalition.

You can follow Dr. Humphries on Twitter @kay8tch.