Regional Office of Education #13

Serving Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington Counties

Welcome to the Regional Office of Education #13 

The Regional Office of Education #13 serves educators, students, and the families of Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington Counties. Our four-county region is home to 45 public school districts and twelve private schools. The Regional Office of Education provides regulatory services as outlined in the Illinois School Code. Services include, but aren't limited to: 

  • inspect and approve the recognition of public schools annually
  • provide alternative education for at-risk students; 
  • provide professional growth opportunities; 
  • enforce truancy laws; 
  • ensure proper licensure of teachers and administrators; 
  • issue GED transcripts and diplomas

The Role of the Regional Superintendent

The Regional Superintendent of Schools is the chief administrative officer of a Regional Office of Education and the only elected educational professional office in Illinois. ROEs are essential support offices partnering with the Illinois State Board of Education to support local school districts.

In addition to coordinating and delivering state and local services, the Regional Superintendent acts as an advocate for education by providing positive leadership and disseminating information for educators, school districts and the public. Specific duties of the Regional Superintendent are stated in the School Code and can be summarized in two major areas, service and assurance to the public.

                                                       Matt Renaud, Regional Superintendent

MattBKGMatt Renaud has been an educator for twenty-six years; four years as a classroom teacher (ROE 25), four years as a building-level principal (Sandoval Grade), sixteen years as a district superintendent (four at Bethel, two at Iuka and ten at Raccoon) and one year as the Assistant Regional Superintendent for Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington Counties (ROE #13).

Matt has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology Education from Greenville University, a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Eastern Illinois University and a Specialist’s Degree in Educational Administration from Eastern Illinois University. Over the past twenty-five years, Matt has worked with numerous boards of education to help negotiate contracts, settle labor disputes, create budgets, create budget deficit reduction plans, coach on Board responsibilities and conduct,and navigate a wide variety of legal issues. His time as a school leader has offered many opportunities to engage the public through speaking engagements. Most of all, he has had the privilege to work with many great students and has been fortunate to work along-side numerous fine teachers and school constituents to help improve the overall performance of area schools. As the new Regional Superintendent, Matt is excited to have the opportunity to act as a greater resource for our area schools.

Matt and his wife Joy have been married for 28 great years and live in Texico, seven miles east of Kell. They have four children (Matt, John, Olivia and Grace), three grandchildren, and two foster grandchildren.



John Consolino, Assistant Regional SuperintendentJohnBGK

John Consolino has been an educator for twenty-two years. He started in 1999 as a Special Education Teacher at Selmaville School for Kindergarten - 4th grade.  He taught at Selmaville for eight years.  While at Selmaville, John served for four years as Union President, coached volleyball, and served as Athletic Director. John became Principal at Iuka Grade School in 2007.  He served Iuka School as Principal for three years under Superintendents J.D. Ventress and Matt Renaud, and then became Superintendent/Principal at Iuka for the next eleven years.  John also served as Interim Superintendent at Kell Grade School during the 2020-2021 school year.

John has an Associate of Sciences Degree from Kaskaskia College,  Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, a Master’s degree in Educational Administration, and a Educational Specialist Degree, all from Eastern Illinois University.   During his undergraduate studies at EIU, John served as Publicity Officer for the Council for Exceptional Children, volunteered for the Special Olympics, and worked at various group homes for children and adults with developmental delays. 

During his years in Administration at Iuka, John is most proud of the relationships that he built with students, families, and staff members, as well as, helping educators develop a culture of respect, responsibility, and kindness.  His students will tell you he is most known for saying, “Your Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." 

John and his wife Kristi live in Salem and  have been married for 24 years.  They have three sons:  Zachary, Carter, and Drew.

Clinton County
930 B Fairfax, Carlyle, IL
Phone: 618-594-2432
Fax: 618-594-7192
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Clinton County Office Staff

Jefferson County
1710 Broadway,
Mt. Vernon 62864
Phone: 618-244-8040
Fax: 618-241-7868
Hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Jefferson County Office Staff

Marion County
200 East Schwartz, Salem IL 62881
Phone: 618-548-3885
Fax: 618-548-6598
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 & 1:00 p.m. .to 4:00 p.m. M/W