West Carroll High School Principal - Mr. Jeff Utsinger
Mr. Utsinger grew up on a farm near Canton, Illinois and attended Spoon River Valley High School. He graduated as the valedictorian of his class and has attended the University of Illinois, Illinois State University, Bradley University, Northern Illinois University, and Western Illinois University.
Mr. Utsinger worked as a Corporate Instructor for Sprint for 2 years (technology instructor), taught High School Mathematics for 9 years in central Illinois, and is in his 6th year of high school administration. Mr. Utsinger came to West Carroll in 2016 after serving as the High School Assistant Principal at Geneseo High School. While at Geneseo, he was awarded the Illinois Principals Association (BlackHawk Region) "Assistant Principal of the Year" for 2015.
Mr. Utsinger has served as a freshman class sponsor, sophomore class sponsor, scholastic bowl coach, WYSE coordinator, mathematics chair, High School assistant football coach, Junior High football coach, weightlifting coach, member of various committees (SIP, Handbook, Standards Based Grading, etc), and served as the Sports Activity Director for the local YMCA for K-5th (after school and over the summers).
Mr. Utsinger is married to his wife, Lori, and they have a 2 yr old son.Education:
Western Illinois University, Moline, IL, Jan 2016-Dec 2019
Major: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D)
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, 2015-August 2018
Major: Chief School Business Official (CSBO)
Western Illinois University, Moline, IL, 2014-Dec 2016
Major: Masters in Ed Leadership with Superintendency Endorsement (Ed.S)
Bradley University, Peoria, IL, 2011- Dec 2013
Major: Masters in Educational Administration with Type 75
Illinois State University, Bloomington/Normal, Illinois, 1999-2002
Bachelor of Science, May 2002
Majors: Mathematics & Secondary Education
Endorsements: Middle School Education in Mathematics and Social Sciences
University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, Illinois, 1997-1999
Major: Astronomy/Mathematics (Transferred to ISU)
Spoon River Valley High School, London Mills, Illinois, 1993-1997
One of Mr. Utsinger's passions is singing and performing. He has been professionally trained in Opera and has performed in various musicals, operas, and musical groups.