The Springfield school board is negotiating with a local woman to become the district's next superintendent.
The board hopes to extend an offer in early January to Jennifer Gill. Gill has been working the past year as the director of teaching and learning in McClean County district five based in Normal. Prior to that, she had worked as an administrator in the Springfield School District and was principal at Vachel Lindsey and McClernand elementary schools.
The 44 year old Gill has also taught in the Springfield and Jacksonville School Districts.
Gill and Michael Popp, from the Indian Prairie School District in Chicago's western suburbs, were the two finalists for the position. Both candidates met for a second round of interviews with the board on Wednesday. The board plans to vote on Gill's hiring at a January sixth meeting.