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U-46 mourning loss of assistant superintendent
By Seth Hancock
School District U-46 is mourning the loss of administrator Ron Raglin, a member of U-46 CEO Tony Sanders’ cabinet as the assistant superintendent of educational support programs and alignment.
Raglin died after suffering a heart attack on Monday, Aug. 26 a few days after undergoing surgery. He was 58.
Sanders informed staff of Raglin’s passing on Monday.
“Now is not the time to remind you of Ron’s biography,” Sanders wrote. “I’d rather remind you of his exceptional heart. His love for his wife, Tena. For his children and grandchildren. His love of this district and all our beautiful learners. His passion for ensuring that ‘All Means All’ is not just three words, but a calling that we strive for every day.”
Sanders added: “Ron is more than just a cabinet member serving our students for more than seven years. He is, and always will be, my friend and your friend.”
Raglin was married for over 35 years and had two children and three grandchildren.
In January of this year, Raglin was awarded the 2019 Dr. King Humanitarian Award by the City of Elgin.
“I saw the power of a good education early on in life, and so to be a part of the good things happening in U-46, and now to be honored with the Dr. King Humanitarian Award, is more rewarding than I can say,” Raglin said after receiving the award.
A Chicago native, Raglin went to William Shakespeare Elementary School and Martin Luther King High School. He started his 35-year career in public education in California where he was a teacher.
Raglin returned to the area in 2002 as an administrator in Chicago Public Schools before joining U-46 seven years ago as the chief of equity and social justice. In his assistant superintendent role he was part of several advisory groups, was involved in the Alignment Collaborative for Education and managed college readiness as well as equity and mentoring programs.