Paige Maginel – Board Member



Paige Maginel recently began her role as Superintendent of Dongola Unit #66 in Dongola, Illinois. Prior to her position in Dongola, Dr. Maginel served in the College of Education and Human Services at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Dr. Maginel is the grant coordinator and Principal Investigator for the Grow Your Own Grant supported by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and College of Education and Human Services. This grant promotes partnerships between the university and local school districts with the goal of training and retaining quality faculty in our diverse and hard to staff rural education settings. Further, Dr. Maginel teaches courses in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education including special education law, advanced curriculum techniques, administration of special education, and also a course outlining techniques of inclusion of children with disabilities in general education settings. Dr. Maginel has also served as an adjunct professor for Eastern Illinois University and has co-authored and delivered an Illinois Administrators’ Academy. She is a member of the Illinois Association of School Administrators and the Illinois Association of Administrators of Special Education.