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"Virtual" Meeting - A Chat with the Superintendents: Dan Bridges (203) | Dr. Adrian Talley (204)

Thursday, September 10, 2020, 12:15 PM until 1:15 PM
Kimberly White
Regular Online Meeting
Registration is not Required
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Join via Phone: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 871 9886 4256

Mark your calendar to attend the upcoming Rotary meeting, "A Chat with the Superintendents"!  Join Rotarian Kim White as she interviews Community School District 203 Superintendent - Dan Bridges and welcomes Indian Prairie School District 204 new Superintendent - Dr. Adrian Talley to Naperville.  Among other things, the superintendents will share their decision to delay the start of in-person learning, how the districts are doing since the start of E-learning, and how they are working with district staff, teachers, students and parents to ensure a successful and productive year despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic.    

Dan began his role as Superintendent in 2011, previously serving the District as Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education. Prior to joining Naperville 203, Dan spent 13 years as a school administrator, including years as an elementary, junior high, and a high school principal. 

Dan began his career in education as a middle school social studies teacher. Dan's main responsibility is to act as the school district's chief executive officer. He is also responsible for setting the vision and direction for the school district based on the values and beliefs of our community. 

Working with the extraordinary people and incredible teams,and visiting classrooms to talk with students and staff about what they are learning and how they are growing are what Dan enjoys most about his role at Naperville 203. 

Dan is active in the community - volunteering and serving on boards and committees of various organizations including the Naperville Education Foundation, Naperville Rotary Club, Naperville Development Partnership Executive Committee, Naperville Chamber of Commerce, Kids Matter Advisory Board, and the 360 Youth Services Advisory Board.

Spending time with family, golf, history and supporting his favorite Chicago sports teams, The Chicago Bears and White Sox, is how Dan spends his free time. 

Dan has a Bachelor of Arts in History/Secondary Education from Millikin University, a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Aurora University and an Education Specialist degree in Education Administration from Northern Illinois University. 


Dr. AdrianTalley began serving as superintendent of Indian Prairie School District 204 in July 2020. He has more than three decades experience in education.

Before joining District 204, he spent five years as an administrator in Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, with 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and 19,000 employees. The school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban, and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. 

Before joining PGCPS, Dr. Talley was Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director of Education for the Department of Defense Education Agency (DoDEA) in Alexandria, Virginia. He oversaw the implementation of a $1.9 billion budget and was responsible for the instructional programs in DoDEA’s 181 schools serving 84,000 students of military families worldwide.

Dr. Talley also served as a central office administrator for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in Maryland. He held the positions of Director of School Performance and Community Superintendent before being named Associate Superintendent.

During his tenure at MCPS, he established collaborative relationships with PTA leadership, community groups, business leaders and state elected officials to support district initiatives and the district’s strategic plan. He also managed 40 of the district’s schools with enrollment of more than 29,000 students in five high schools, eight middle schools, and 27 elementary schools. While part of the executive team at MCPS, the district won the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for performance excellence. 

Before becoming a central office administrator, Dr. Talley was the principal of two schools in two districts and taught in both MCPS and Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia.


Dr. Talley earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Virginia, his Master of Arts degree from Boston College, and his Doctorate degree from George Washington University.