Greetings to all the community of Seneca High School. My name is Dr. Dan Stecken, and I became the Superintendent of Seneca High School District #160 on July 1, 2021. Prior to that, I was the Chief School Business Officer and was a teacher and head coach at SHS. The 2023-24 school year is my 19th year in the district.
My third year as Superintendent at Seneca High School, one of the greatest high school districts in Illinois, is one of excitement and enthusiasm. Recently I ran into a few alumni of SHS. We shared a great deal of laughs and memories. I shared with these alumni the thoughts of educational leadership guru, Dr. Joe Sanfelippo (who will be coming to SHS this fall), “Every interaction matters; we don’t know which ones people will remember.” Here at SHS, every interaction matters. Living in this community, raising children in this community, volunteering in this community, and spending nearly twenty years here, I greatly enjoy these interactions. We continue to seek to create great moments and great memories for our students, alumni, and community members.
On behalf of the Board of Education of Seneca Township High School, our dedicated faculty, and staff, I welcome you to our district. Here at Seneca High School, we are proud of the work we continue to do to develop The Seneca Way: https://www.senecahs.org/vnews/display.v/SEC/The%20Seneca%20Way
This school year we continue to develop The Seneca Way as our mission, vision, and values of the district. “Preparing and supporting ALL STUDENTS for success and post-high school opportunities through a challenging, rewarding, and engaging educational program, while developing Irish Pride,” continues to guide all our decision-making processes. From our Student Success Plans, or the 20+ dual credit courses taught by our instructors, or the incredible Career Tech Educational courses we offer, to the development of our RISE incentive program, many great and exciting events and moments continue to happen at Seneca High School DAILY. I encourage you to visit our many social media channels to see the wonderful things happening at Seneca High School through our social media channels. Our #IrishPride is unparalleled and our dedication to serving our students is unmatched. It takes great teachers, staff members, and administrators to make this type of energy happen each day.
Dr. Stecken graduated with his Bachelor of Arts from Illinois State University in 2004. He obtained his master’s degree in educational administration from Aurora University in 2010, his Master of Arts in History from the University of Nebraska in 2013 and completed his Chief School Business Official Program from Northern Illinois University in 2016. Dr. Stecken completed his Superintendent endorsement in 2020 and earned his Doctoral Degree from the University of St. Francis in 2022.
With tremendous #IrishPride, welcome!
Dr. Dan Stecken
Seneca Township High School District 160