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2018-19 Executive Board Nominees


Beth Dalton, Ed.D., is the assistant superintendent of human resources for Kildeer Countryside Consolidated Community School District 96 in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. District 96 has seven schools that enroll 3,200 students in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.

Dalton is actively involved in the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA). She currently serves on the AASPA Board of Directors as the Region 2 Representative for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Manitoba and Ontario. She has served as the Board Liaison to the Membership, Legislation & Governmental and Scholarship Committees. Prior to serving on the AASPA Board, Dalton was chair or co-chair of the Recognition, Nominations and Scholarship Committees. She also was the co-chair of the AASPA Annual Conference when it was held in Chicago in 2012.

In addition, she is a founding member of the Illinois Association of School Personnel Administrators (IASPA), the Illinois affiliate of AASPA. She has served on the board of IASPA since its inception in 2006, including a term as the president.

Dalton holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana and a doctorate degree from Loyola University of Chicago. She earned her pHCLE in October of 2017. She is a recipient of the 2011 Those Who Excel-School Administrator Recognition Award presented by the Illinois State Board of Education. During her career, she has held the positions of special education teacher, assistant principal, principal, special education supervisor, assistant superintendent of student services and assistant superintendent of human resources.

Dalton regularly presents at national and state conferences including AASPA annual conferences and Boot Camps. She has also served as an adjunct professor for Loyola University of Chicago teaching human resources in the educational setting.

Region 2 Representative

Dale Fisher, Ed.D., currently serves as the assistant superintendent for human resources in Deerfield Public Schools District 109. The school district serves approximately 3,000 students and staffs nearly 500 employees. As a member of the executive leadership team, he is responsible for the oversight of all human resources functions, assists the superintendent in directing and leading the district’s overall strategic plan and serves as acting superintendent in his absence. He also serves as co-moderator of the monthly #IASPAchat. Fisher volunteers as the treasurer for the Illinois Association for School Personnel Administrators and actively serves on the Mentoring Committee. He also proudly serves on the Constitution and By-Laws Committee for AASPA. Moreover, he has provided a number of presentations on best practices in human resources at both the AASPA and IASPA conferences.

Fisher earned his Bachelor of Science in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in May 1998. In August of 1998, he relocated to Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, to teach seventh and eighth-grade science in the Whitefish Bay School District. While teaching in Whitefish Bay, he earned a Master of Science in educational leadership from Cardinal Stritch University in 2002. Afterward, Fisher began his administrative career as an assistant principal with Woodland Middle School in Gurnee, Illinois. After two years, he became the youngest principal in the State of Wisconsin when he accepted a middle school principalship at in Hartland, Wisconsin. In 2008, he made the decision to return home to Illinois and was hired to become a middle school principal in Deerfield 109. After serving as an instructional leader at the building level for 10 years, Fisher was promoted to the assistant superintendent for human resources, where he has served for the past six years. In 2014, Dale earned his Doctor of Education in administration and supervision from Loyola University of Chicago and earned his Chief School Business Official (CSBO) endorsement with Northern Illinois University in 2016.  Most recently, he was one of the first AASPA members to proudly attain pHCLE certification in the summer of 2017.


Dave Rilley currently serves as the assistant superintendent for human resources and operations for the Macomb Intermediate School District in Clinton Township, Michigan. Rilley began his career as a middle school teacher with the Utica Community Schools. From there he moved to a high school teacher, athletic director, high school associate principal, executive director of human resources and finally assistant superintendent for human resources at Utica Schools. In 2011, he moved to the Macomb ISD. In his role as assistant superintendent, his focus is on human resources, educational policy, legislative affairs and legal affairs. Rilley holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education, a bachelor’s degree in history, master’s degree in educational leadership, as well as a graduate certificate in human resources administration all from Central Michigan University.

Rilley has been on the board of the Michigan Association of School Personnel Administrators (MASPA) since 2013 serving as secretary, president-elect, president and past-president. In addition, Rilley coordinates professional development activities for the Macomb County human resources professionals. Rilley has presented at the statewide and local level. He currently serves AASPA as the chair of the Legislative & Governmental Committee.