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Meet the Superintendent

The Board of Directors of The Varnett Public School (Varnett) on November 21, 2022, named Dr. Nita White as the lone finalist to become superintendent of the district.


Her first day on the job was Monday, January 2, 2023.


Dr. White began her administrative career as a Bilingual Coordinator in Woodstock, Illinois in 1999. From 2004-2009, she served as a Principal and  Assistant Principal in Fort Bend Independent School District in Sugar Land, Texas.


In 2009, she returned to the Midwest to become a Principal in Elgin, Illinois. She was named Assistant Superintendent for Equity and Curriculum for the school district in Freeport, Illinois, in 2015.


In 2020, she served as Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services for the Valley View School District in Romeoville, Illinois, and most recently was the Assistant Superintendent/Principal for Pembroke School District 259 in Illinois. 


Dr. White earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Howard University, her Master’s of Education in Instructional Leadership from the University of Illinois, Chicago and her Doctorate of Educational Administration and Leadership from Aurora University.


JG Consulting conducted a thorough superintendent’s search. Applicants included leaders of traditional school districts, charter schools and other networks.