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Former Cook County I.S.D. 166 Superintendent passes away

Sep 19, 2022 01:02PM ● By Content Editor
Cook County News Herald - Photo courtesy of Mia Urick

By Brian Larsen - Cook County News Herald - September 19, 2022

Former I.S.D. 166 Superintendent Dr. William (Bill) Crandall passed away on September 9, 2022.

Dr. Crandall was a remarkable man. He was the acting superintendent for Lake Superior School District (Two Harbors and Silver Bay) and Cook County public schools, a feat few would even attempt. He stepped away on medical leave about two years ago when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Lake County Press Editor Kitty Mayo covered the most recent school board meeting in Two Harbors. She reported, “A regular meeting of the Lake County School District #381 opened with school board president Traci Tiboni recognizing the death of former superintendent Bill Crandall.

“We want to recognize the vision and integrity of Bill Crandall. He was a mentor and a friend to many of our staff,” said Tiboni.

In 2019 Deb Henton, Superintendent of the North Branch Area Public Schools and the Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) president, presented I.S.D. 166 superintendent Dr. William (Bill) Crandall with a 2019 Administrator of Excellence award.

I.S.D. 166 Principal Megan Myers offered this comment about Bill: “Dr. Crandall was a kind, caring, and gentle superintendent. He shared a deep knowledge of education and leadership as a mentor to me during my first two years in Cook County. He will be remembered as a welcoming Superintendent that advocated for his district, staff, and students.”

To read this original story and more news, follow this link to the Cook County News Herald website.