Dr. John Closen


Dr. John Closen joined McPherson & Jacobson in 2013. He has served as a teacher/coach in the Peoria Public Schools, Peoria, IL.   He has also served as the principal/superintendent in the Rankin School District, Pekin, IL.

He spent 17  years as superintendent of the North Pekin/Marquette Heights School District in North Pekin, IL.   During this time he also spent time on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA).  After leaving that position he served as an Assistant Professor of Educational Administration at Western Illinois for 7 years.

For the last 5 years Dr. Closen has served as the Director of the Area III Learning Technology Center, serving 110 school districts in west central Illinois.

Dr. Closen has a Baccalaureate degree, a Master’s degree, and a Doctorate from Illinois State University.

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