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News Release

Contact: Christine Kiracofe, NIU College of Education
(815) 753-3404

February 27, 2007

NIU awards scholarship to Elgin principal

DeKalb ó Ryan Anderson, principal of Creekside Elementary School in Elgin, is the recipient of Northern Illinois Universityís 2007 Crowell Scholarship in Educational Administration.

Anderson, 31, is a student in the doctoral program in educational administration in the NIU Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations.

He holds a masterís degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where he also obtained his superintendentís certification. He earned his bachelorís degree from Illinois Wesleyan University.

The Crowell Scholarship was established in 1997 by Dr. Thomas R. Crowell Jr. and Mrs. Judith F. Crowell, both graduates of the NIU College of Education. The fund awards a scholarship each year to an outstanding student enrolled in the educational administration program to assist him or her in completing an education degree.

Anderson also served as assistant principal at Hadley Junior High School in Glen Ellyn, Ill., assistant principal and science and math teacher at Waterloo High School in Waterloo, Ill., and math teacher at South Tama County High School in Tama, Iowa.

He has coached football and tennis, and holds memberships in the Illinois Principals Association, the National Association of Secondary School Principals and Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society.

Anderson and his wife, Treva, are parents to son Gavin.

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