John Ahlemeyer


Meet John

John Mark Ahlemeyer is the Superintendent at Maroa-Fosyth CUSD #2 and has served in this role since July 1, 2017. He previously served as a teacher, principal and superintendent in Lake County, Illinois for 29 years in three different school districts.


Dr. Ahlemeyer holds a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Illinois University (1988), a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Northeastern Illinois University (1992), and a Doctor of Education from National Louis University (2006). His dissertation focused on Administrator and Teacher Perceptions of Collaboration: Commonalities and Differences.

Memberships and Associations

Dr. Ahlemeyer is an active member of the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) and was recently selected to be a part of their Illinois School of Advanced Leadership Program (ISAL) earning the title of ISAL IV Fellow in May, 2018. He has served as a mentor superintendent for new superintendents in coordination with the IASA. Dr. Ahlemeyer has also served on the Executive Boards for the Special Education Districts in Lake and Macon/Piatt Counties.

Personal Background

He was born and raised in the town of Fairbury, Illinois which is now a part of the Prairie-Central School District. Dr. Ahlemeyer is married to Shelly, who is also a native of Central Illinois growing up just outside of Galesburg. They share five children together from the ages of 20 to 28.

He is very grateful and proud to be a part of the Maroa-Forsyth family and blessed to have returned to his Central Illinois roots.

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.