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  • Wayne E. McCleery (1906-1953) was appointed superintendent of the West Aurora Schools in 1950.
     
  • As superintendent, he undertook a program of significant school expansion and modernization for the district.
     
  • The new West Aurora High School on Walnut Street (now New York Street) was built during his tenure.
     
  • Also under his leadership, a major ten-room addition to Freeman School was overwhelmingly approved by the voters.
     
  • Sadly, McCleery died suddenly in November 1953 at the age of forty-seven.
     
  • A stunned community experienced a great loss with his passing.
     

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Wayne E. McCleery

Wayne e. mCcleery

Superintendent (1950-1953)

McCleery Elementary

McCleery Elementary School 
Constructed 1957
1002 Illinois Ave, Aurora, IL 60506