Important Message from the CDCSD School Board

March 28, 2024

The Board would like to share that Superintendent Peterson has offered his resignation from the Central DeWitt Community School District effective June 30, 2024. The Board will act on Dr. Peterson’s resignation at its Special Board meeting at 6:00 pm on April 1, 2024.

In providing his resignation, Dr. Peterson wrote “I want to express my deepest gratitude to the entire Central DeWitt school community. To our staff, your commitment and expertise have been instrumental in our district’s achievements. Your dedication to our students’ growth and well-being has been the cornerstone of our success. To our students, your passion for learning and your resilience in the face of challenges have been truly inspiring. It has been a privilege to witness your growth and achievements.”

The Board would like to thank Dr. Peterson for his service and commitment to the Central DeWitt Community School District. He has been a dedicated and conscientious leader committed to improving all aspects of the educational experience. During his time leading our district, Dr. Peterson has found opportunities to make a positive difference in the lives of our staff and students. We wish Dr. Peterson well in his future endeavors.

The Board recognizes this as an opportunity for new leadership for the Central DeWitt Community School District. A state-wide search will be launched with the help of a search firm recognized for its connections in the educational field within the month. During this process, we will seek community input and keep our staff and the public updated. We look forward to welcoming our next leader who will continue to serve all students in an innovative and supportive learning environment that prepares them for life-long success.


Mike Zimmer, Board President
Angela Rheingans, Board Vice-President
Geoff Blandin, Board Member
Roger Hill, Board Member
Dan Smicker, Board Member