Message from the Superintendent

About Me

 Dr. Andrea Guerrero, Superintendent

I am excited to begin the 2021-22 school year with the Waverly Community. I earned my Doctorate in Education (Ph.D.) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Educational Studies with an emphasis in Leadership and Higher Education. Prior to coming to Waverly, I served in k12 education for 20 years, as a middle school secretary, secondary teacher, and administrator. I have worked in Springfield Public Schools and Decatur Public Schools. I taught for 15 years in higher education as an both adjunct instructor in English, English as a Second Language, and Business for both Lincoln Land Community College and University of Illinois-Springfield (graduate & undergraduate levels) and an university administrator.

I am originally from Galesburg, Illinois. I have two adult children Zane (24 years) and Logan (20 years).


Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Doctorate of Philosophy, Higher Education, May 2017

Ed.S. Western Illinois University, Education Specialist in Education Leadership, 2011

M.S. Illinois State University, Educational Administration, 2004

M.A. Western Illinois University, History, 1997

B.A. Western Illinois University, English, 1996

Awards and Honors

UPCEA Emerging Leaders Grant Recipient, 2018

Scholarly and Professional Academic Activities and Service National Presentations

Guerrero, A (2018, October) The Perceived Influence of Female Networking in Higher Education presented to National Women in Education Leadership Conference. Lincoln, NE.

Guerrero, A (2017, October) Women Networking: Growing Dense Networks and Trends in STEM Support Systems for Women presented to National Women in Education Leadership Conference. Lincoln, NE.

Guerrero, A (2016, October) Work Life Balance in Educational Leadership presented to National Women in Education Leadership Conference. Lincoln, NE.

Guerrero, A (2016, October) Career Behaviors of Women Seeking Tenure presented to National Women in Education Leadership Conference. Lincoln, NE.

Guerrero, A., and Watkins, S. (2012, October) Women Under Fire: The Impact of Stress on Performance and Personal Well-Being presented to National Women in Education Leadership Conference. Lincoln, NE.

Guerrero, A., Hanks, K. and Watkins, S. (2011, November) Survive and Thrive: The First 100 Days of Superintendency presented to the American Association of Superintendents and Administrators National Conference. Denver, CO.

State Presentations

Guerrero, A. (2011, September) Sportsmanship and Pre Season Meetings presented to the Illinois Elementary School Association. Bloomington, IL.

Guerrero, A. (2012, October) Women Seeking Work Life Balance in Educational Administration, presented to Illinois Women in Educational Leadership. Bloomington, IL.

Invited Talks

Illinois Adult Education Professional Development Network, Featured Speaker/Webinar Levering Social Media in Adult Education. May, 2019.

OCTAE United States Department of Education Featured Speaker, Practices of Program Leaders to Consider When Developing Distance Learning Programs. Adult Education and Family Literacy, April 2019.


Guerrero, A. (2017). Women networking to achieve tenure in higher education (Order No. 10271109). Available from ProQuest Dissertations

Contributing author, Broadening the Lens of Literacy (2012) Chapter 8: Connecting to Your Content Area. Wedwick, et al. Kendall Hunt Publishing & Theses Global. (1892818077). Retrieved from

Featured in, Wenniger, Mary Dee (2013, November) Create a Deliberate, Dense Network to Boost Your Career. Women in Higher Education, 22 (11).

Featured in, Cook, Sarah Gibbard. (2013, January). Women and Stress: Manage It—or It May Kill You. Women in Higher Education, 22(1), 22-•23. id=39877

Recent Service to Profession


Equity in Education Committee Member, Joint work with NAACP and Springfield Education Association, 2019

Return to Learn Content Area Committee Member, Springfield District 186, 2019


MIS Capstone Project Reviewer, Master's Projects

Online Learning Coordinators Team Critical Friend


Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education, State Conference Committee

Illinois Community College Board, Steering Committee

OER Committee, Illinois Community College Board and Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois

Illinois State Board of Education, development and implementation of Micro Credentialing Gifted Education Programs

ION Twitter Book Study Facilitator, Critical Topics in Higher Education


UPCEA, Leaders of Continuing Professional and Online Education National Conference Committee , 2019

OCTAE United States Department of Education Speaker, Adult Education and Family Literacy Extracurricular University Service
Non-Higher Education Teaching and Administration

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