Dr. Herrick is a 1981 graduate of Central Lee High School, in 1987 earned his bachelor’s degree from the Western Illinois University, in Geography Education, is a1995 graduate of Drake University, in School Administration a 2000 graduate of Drake with his Specialist in School Administration, and is a 2010 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Omaha with his Doctorate in Education Leadership.
He teaching career started with eight years in Philadelphia, MO. He also taught Valley Community schools in Elgin and at Wapello Community schools. He started his administrative career as a high school principal at Elk Horn-Kimballton Community Schools in 1995. He became the superintendent of schools at Fremont-Mills in 2000. In 2013 he became the shared superintendent between Fremont-Mills and Stanton.
During his years as a superintendent he was able to help pass 3 bond issues and renovation projects that improved and provided accessibility for indoor and outdoor sports, as well as fine arts and other activities at the Fremont-Mills and Stanton Community Schools.
Dr. Herrick says, “I have been fortunate to have had a rewarding and wonderful career working in communities that were student focused, and very supportive of extra and co-curricular activities and understood the investment and value to our students.” “As Superintendent I was fortunate to work with board members and communities that promoted extra and co-curricular opportunities for kids.”
After retiring in June of 2018, Dr. Herrick has relocated to Palm Springs in the Coachella Valley, Southern California, where he enjoys an outdoor lifestyle including biking, running and swimming. He also lives with his two dogs Millie named after Fremont-Mills, and Stanley, named after Stanton.
Chris says, “I am very honored by the award, but the real credit goes to the fine educators I have worked with, including athletic directors, coaches, and sponsors, all spending countless hours working with our young people.”