, current school board president John Troy has already openly expressed interest in the position.
Although abrupt, the timing of Hendrick's resignation was "nearly perfect" for Troy, he said. A lawyer with an engineering degree from the University of Illinois and a master's in business administration, Troy is wrapping up certification as a chief school business official at Northern Illinois University.
Troy added that he feels his schooling and experience within the district make him a prime candidate to fill the position, should the board see fit.
“This is my career choice, it's what I've gone to school for,” Troy said. “If I could serve the district in that capacity, I'd be more than happy to do that.”
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