Dr. David Scarpino - Board Secretary

    • Hampshire Township

      Current term expires: April 2021

      • Elected to the Board of Education in April 2017

      Dr. Scarpino started his employment with District 300 in July 2004 as the Associate Superintendent. Dr. Scarpino’s responsibilities included but were not limited to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the school district including 26 schools, 20,000 students, and 3,000 employees. After serving in this capacity for 6 years Dr. Scarpino then became principal of Hampshire Elementary School in 2010. He served in this capacity for 5 years then retired in July 2015.

      In addition to an in-depth knowledge of the field of education, Dr. Scarpino has a unique understanding of District 300. He has worked in 3 states (Illinois, Texas and Wisconsin) and has a total of 40 years of public school service as a: classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, associate superintendent, superintendent of schools and principal mentor. Dr. Scarpino has extensive experience with: preparing and implementing budgets, contract negotiations, referenda, employee discipline, parent concerns, student issues, curriculum evaluations and incorporating charter schools into a public school district, and all other areas of public education.

      Dr. Scarpino holds a Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University, a Master’s Degree from National Louis University, a Certificate of Advanced Study from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Illinois University.  

      Dr. Scarpino is also currently serving on the Hampshire Police Pension Board and the Hampshire Fire Protection District Board of Trustees. 

      Development and Training Activities:

      • Open Meetings Act Training (6/2017)
      • Professional Development Leadership Training (6/2017)
      • Performance Evaluation Reform Act (6/2017)
      • The Basics of Governance (6/2017)



      Dr. David Scarpino, Board Secretary