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Superintendent's Department Staff

Benjamin Churchill, Ed.D., Superintendent
Phone: (760) 331-5002 -

Betty Bannigan, Executive Assistant
Phone: (760) 331-5002 -

Dr. Churchill is a highly respected educator who served as Chief Academic Officer for Community Unit School District 300 in Alonquin, Illinois.

He is passionate about all aspects of teaching and learning and is especially interested in classroom technology integration, early learning and kindergarten readiness, workforce development, and career pathways for all students. He previously served as an assistant superintendent of teaching and learning, high school principal, associate principal of curriculum and instruction, and a high school English teacher. He began his 20-year career in education teaching English for six years in China. 

Dr. Churchill earned his Educational Doctorate from Argosy University, a master’s degree in school leadership from Northeastern Illinois University, another master’s degree in teaching and learning from DePaul University, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Valparaiso University. Ben, his wife Nichole, and their two school-age daughters live in the Carlsbad area. The family is thrilled to be part of the active community of parents and other committed stakeholders in the district.