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Kevin Junk

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Project Lead

Kevin Junk is a technical assistance consultant at the American Institutes for Research® (AIR®) and serves as a project lead with the Region 9 Comprehensive Center. Junk brings more than 20 years of experience supporting school improvement in public education from rural, suburban, and urban districts. His work at the Region 9 Comprehensive center includes supporting the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in their Resource Allocation Reviews and the improvement of the Wellness department. He also supports ISBE by leading Community and Practice and other small groups of stakeholders to develop best practices on how to braid and blend federal and state funds and on best practices of implementing social-emotional learning and trauma-informed learning. Junk also supports the development of content aligned with the national principal supervisor standards focused on building (a) productive, one-on-one relationships with principals and (b) coherent, systematic supervisory systems for all principals. This work supports principal supervisors in developing skills to provide better coaching for the principals in which they supervise. Prior to joining AIR, Junk served as a superintendent and principal for 6 years in rural districts. He also served as a building principal for 3 years, an assistant principal for 2 years, and a junior high math teacher for 2 years and a physical education/drivers education teacher for 2 years. Junk has a specialist degree in educational administration from Eastern Illinois University.