Degrees and Certifications:
Western Illinois University Macomb, IL Dec. 2016 Ed.S. Educational Specialist Eastern Illinois University Charleston, IL May 2009 M.S. Ed. in Educational Administration Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL Dec. 2002 M.A. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction Illinois State University Normal, IL Dec. 1996 B.S. in Physical Education
Mr. Toby Coates
Donovan CUSD3 District Superintendent
K-5 Elementary School Principal
A little about myself…..
Professionally, I spent my first twelve years in education teaching physical education at Pontiac Junior High School. During that time, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to coach both junior high and high school boy’s baseball, girls volleyball, girl’s basketball, and girl’s volleyball. I’ve spent the last ten years as building principal in Ottawa, Illinois. The first two years at Rutland Grade School and the past eight years at Wallace Grade School. I’m thankful for the relationships built and proud of the work we’ve done together for students.
My wife, Amy, is a nurse in the orthopedic office at OSF St. James Hospital in Pontiac, Illinois where we’ve lived the past 16 years. Our oldest daughter, Kailey, has recently moved to Munster, Indiana and works in Westmont, Illinois. Mackenzie, our youngest, will be a freshman at Pontiac Township High School. We spend a lot of time together following Mackenzie in sports, attending Cub games, and anything else that gets us outside in the sun. We reside in Pontiac, Illinois and both Amy and I are Streator Woodland graduates where we spent our K-12 years enjoying the family atmosphere that can come with rural K-12 districts.
Degrees and Certifications:
In Progress: Western Illinois University Moline, IL, September 2016-May 2019 Masters in Ed Leadership with Superintendency Endorsement (Ed.S) Completed: Western Illinois University Moline, IL, 2014-Dec 2016 Major: Masters in Educational Administration with Type 75 Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL, 2017-May 2010 Major: Kinesiology and Physical Education Highland Community College Freeport, IL, 2005-2007 Major: Masters in Educational Administration with Type 75 Stockton High School Stockton, Illinois, 2002-2005 High School Diploma
Mr. Andy Jordan
Mr. Jordan grew up in the country near Stockton, Illinois and attended Stockton High School. He graduated in 2005 and attended Highland Community College, Northern Illinois University, and Western Illinois University.
Mr. Jordan taught High School P.E./Driver's Education for 6 years in west central Illinois at West Prairie High School, and is in his 5th year of administration. Mr. Jordan came to Donovan School District in 2019 after serving two years as an High School Assistant Principal and three years as an Elementary School Principal.
Mr. Jordan has served as a High School Varsity boys basketball coach, High School assistant football coach, member of various committees (SIP, Handbook, Safety, Building Leadership, P.B.I.S., etc).
Mr. Jordan is married to his wife, Sarah, and they have a 4 year old son and identical twin girls that are 2 years old.