Dr. Mark Eichenlaub, Regional Superintendent
Dr. Mark Eichenlaub is a lifelong resident of Saint Clair County. Born and raised in Belleville, he attended Belle Valley and was a 1980 graduate of Belleville East. Continuing his education at McKendree University (Bachelor of Science), SIU-E (Master of Science in Education – Educational Administration and Supervision), he ultimately earned his Doctor of Education from Saint Louis University in 2003.
Dr. Eichenlaub began his teaching career as a 7th grade teacher at Belle Valley South in 1991. His administrative transition began in 1995 when he was named Dean of Students and later became Principal at Belleville Central Junior High School. He also served as Principal of Jefferson Elementary School. In 2009, he became an administrator at Southwestern Illinois College where he served as Vice-President for several years. In 2018, Dr. Eichenlaub returned to K-12 education as the Assistant Regional Superintendent of Schools for Saint Clair County ROE #50. He was appointed Regional Superintendent of Schools in October 2020.
Dr. Eichenlaub’s passion is to serve the underserved, educate the undereducated, and serve those living in poverty and facing the daily struggles and challenges. Character Education has been the cornerstone of his philosophy, and leading a high poverty school to being recognized nationally as one of ten National Schools of Character exemplifies his commitment to his passion.
Married for 27 years, Mark and his wife Karen have three children – Ellie (The University of Chicago), CJ (Freeburg High School), and Nathan (Freeburg Grade School).
Staci Oliver, Assistant Superintendent
Staci G. Oliver began making a positive difference in the lives of students under her tutelage in January 1986. From that initial classroom setting, Mrs. Oliver transitioned to teaching multiple elementary grade levels and also worked as an instructional reading and writing coach. She served several years as a Head Start administrator, earning her Master’s Degree in Education Administration from SIU Edwardsville. For three years, Mrs. Oliver was an elementary school principal in Cahokia School District #187 and East St. Louis School District #189. She then transitioned to Southwestern Illinois College as the Vice President for Student Development, where she dedicated her time and talents for eleven years. Not only did she oversee the functioning of multiple Student Service Departments, she additionally was the college’s Judiciary Officer, facilitator of the campus-wide Crisis Behavioral Intervention Threat Assessment Team, and Co-Coordinator of the Title IX legislative mandated response. In all of these roles, Mrs. Oliver lead with compassion, integrity, insight and intention to uplift the experience of ALL students.
In October 2020, Mrs. Oliver was appointed Assistant Regional Superintendent of St. Clair County Public Schools. In her new role, she is responsible for ensuring compliance standards are met for school districts throughout the county. She also serves as the Truancy Hearing Officer and is responsible for responding to school district referrals regarding various student/family issues impacting educational success.
Mrs. Oliver’s organizational affiliations include currently serving as National President of Carrousels, Incorporated, membership in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools, and she is a Memorial Hospital Board Member.
The St. Clair County Regional Office of Education provides educational support service, programs, and resources to the k-12 schools in St. Clair County, Illinois. Assistance is offered through workshops, conferences, onsite visits, dissemination of information, technical assistance, and other programs.
Regional Office Services
Responsibilities of the Regional Office of Education