Jennifer Filyaw earned her MSEd from SIUE in 1999 and quickly found herself using the Education Administration skills. After three years of teaching, she was named a school principal in the Shiloh, Illinois School district. Just four years later, she became the youngest school superintendent in the state of Illinois when the district selected her after a nationwide search. Jennifer was named to the Top 40 under 40 by the Illinois Business Journal in 2010 and has been recognized nationally for her efforts in dealing with a controversial censorship issue. Her district has received the Bright Star Award for five consecutive years.