Superintendent Linda Palles Thompson
At the June 14 Governing Board Meeting, Peoria Unified Governing Board members approved Linda Palles Thompson serve as Peoria Unified’s superintendent for the 2018-19 school year.
Palles Thompson has been serving as Peoria Unified’s Interim Superintendent since January 2018. The Governing Board hired a search firm, McPherson and Jacobson, LLC to conduct a nationwide search in the spring but without having a strong pool of qualified candidates, held off on pursuing the superintendent search until the fall 2018.
Palles Thompson has been employed by Peoria Unified since 1990. Prior to serving as Interim Superintendent, she held the role of Executive Director of Elementary Education.