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A Message from Superintendent Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat

On behalf of Peoria Public Schools Board of Education, staff, students and families, I send our sincere condolences to the family of former PPS superintendent Harry F. Whitaker. Mr. Whitaker passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2017. He was 90 years old.


Here are links to Mr. Whittaker's obituary and a Journal Star article about his tenure:


A graduate of Woodruff High School and Bradley University, Mr. Whitaker served Peoria Public Schools, its students and families for 34 years, as a teacher, coach, principal, associate superintendent and superintendent. His dedication to our district and community were extraordinary.