Meet the Superintendent

Dr. Kristin Humphries is a proud graduate of Davenport West High School in Davenport, Iowa. Throughout his 25 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 9th 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 26 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 2018-19
The East Moline School District is working to build collective efficacy by refining collaborative structures throughout our organization. Our mission is to prepare all learners for the world of tomorrow. For the 2018-19 school year, we will work together to:

  • 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
  • Study the impact of implementing a 1:1 technology environment for our students and teachers
  • Increase opportunities for feedback from all stakeholders 
  • 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 United Way Education Council, and serves on the board of directors for the Happy Healthy Families Foundation.

You can follow Dr. Humphries on Twitter @kay8tch.