Perry Soldwedel Director of Programs and Services

Perry Soldwedel works with CEC districts on system change. In that capacity, he facilitates the Compact for Quality and serves as a coach/consultant with district leaders as they strive to improve their performance results.

Perry also leads external review teams at both the district and school levels to provide organizations with feedback related to continuous improvement framework and processes. His expertise is in the areas of shared leadership, strategic planning/visioning, and data systems to improve instruction. In addition he is a facilitator or the S.M.A.R.T. goal process. He supports district and school leaders in providing the support and resources necessary to build a systematic improvement process.

Prior to joining CEC in 2004, he worked in Illinois public education for 34 years, as an elementary teacher, assistant middle school principal, elementary principal, director of curriculum, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. His district has been affiliated with CEC since 1988.

Perry has participated in certification programs with Jim Shipley and Associates, the American Society for Quality, PQ Systems, and Quality Leadership By Design. He is a continuous improvement examiner and has attended institutes with Professional Learning Communities and Effective Schools. In addition, he has served as an adjunct instructor for the University of Illinois teaching Quality Improvement in Educational Settings. He co-authored The School Board Fieldbook: Leading with Vision in 2009 published by Solution-Tree.

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