Nick Baughman, Ed.D.
Associate Superintendent of Learning & Instruction
602 Center Parkway
Yorkville, IL 60560
Dr. Baughman has been serving the Yorkville Community Unit School District 115 as its educational leader since 2016-17. As the associate superintendent of learning and instruction, he is responsible for designing professional development, overseeing the implementation of K - 12 curriculum, evaluating academic programming, grant writing, and improving student achievement. He is also responsible for supervising and evaluating teachers and administrators, negotiating contracts, and overseeing the technology, human resources and English learner departments.
He began his educational career in Oswego Community Unit School District 308 as a fourth grade teacher. In 2008, he entered educational administration as an Assistant Principal at Fearn Elementary School in West Aurora School District 129. He later served as Principal at Greenman Elementary School and Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning, both in West Aurora School District 129. As Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning Dr. Baughman designed curriculum, planned professional development, evaluated staff, and wrote state and federal grants.
Dr. Baughman earned a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2004, a master’s degree from Concordia University in 2008, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Aurora University in 2016.
Dr. Baughman currently resides in Yorkville with his wife Kara and daughters Kailey, Paige and Raegan.