Vandalia’s superintendent of schools has a new contract.
The Vandalia Board of Education on Tuesday approved a new contract for Dr. Jennifer Garrison, who has served as the district superintendent since April 2018.
Under the five-year contract, Garrison will receive annual pay increases that mirror those given to teachers through a Vandalia Unit Teachers Association contract, according to school board President Joe Lawson.
Garrison was hired as superintendent in February 2018, and began serving in that role in April. In August of that year, the school board voted to add two years to her contract.
Garrison, a 1995 graduate of Vandalia Community High School, served as the superintendent of the Sandoval School District from 2009 until being hired as Vandalia’s superintendent.
She was a second- and third-grade teacher in Highland from 2000-06, and then served as the principal of Ramsey Grade School from 2006-09.
While she was earning her degrees in and beginning her career in education, Garrison was serving a nine-year stint with the National Guard.
A resident of Vandalia, Garrison and her husband, Mike, are the parents of a son, Colten.