Chris Wherley

2017 Summer Camps

Learn more about 2017 Summer Camps for Students. Camps include Musical Theater, Softball, Volleyball, Soccer (Boys and Girls), Basketball (Boys and Girls), Beginner Band,  and Summer Bridges.


With Thanks

David J. Root 1974-2016



The Williamsville-Sherman School District is profoundly grateful to have been led by Mr. David J. Root. 

Mr. Root lived a life to be emulated.  He possessed not only the qualities of a leader and mentor, but also those of a good friend. 

Mr. Root’s financial acumen was second to none.  He worked tirelessly to help make the Williamsville-Sherman school district a premier school district in Illinois, all while ensuring he treated people the way he wanted to be treated. 

His legacy of strength, grace, perseverance and a wonderful sense of humor will live on forever. 

Our school family has suffered several immeasurable losses and this is no exception.  

Mr. Root remains close to our hearts and minds as we prepare ourselves to continue the work he began in a way that will prove worthy of honoring his memory. 

We ask that you join us in keeping his precious Julie, Mia and Dalton in your thoughts and prayers. 

Visitation was held at the Williamsville Jr. High School Gymnasium on Sunday, September 11, 2016 from 1:00 until 6:00 PM.

Funeral Mass, officiated by Father Jeff Goeckner, was held at St. John Vianney Church in Sherman on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM.

The full obituary can be found at

Kurt Ratliff

Kurt and his wife Jennifer have been residents of Sherman for nearly 15 years. His three children Cydne 17, Kaden 12, and Madox 8 all attend school in the Williamsville School District. Kurt graduated from nearby Athens High School in 1989 and went on to St. Louis College of Pharmacy where he graduated in 1995 with his Doctorate in Pharmacology. He has worked for Walgreens for over 15 years and currently manages the local Walgreens Pharmacy in Sherman. Kurt serves on the Sherman Village Zoning Board. He is a member of the Sherman Area Chamber of Commerce through his affiliation with Walgreens and he was one of the original founding Board Members.

Pam Kovacevich


Pam and her husband Vel have been residents of the Sherman community for nearly 20 years. Children, Taylor, 21 and Ben, 18 are both graduates of the Williamsville School District. Besides her children’s connection to the school district keeping Pam involved in education, she is a former teacher and coach for several central Illinois communities.

After leaving public education, Pam continued her passion for education and learning by receiving her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Illinois – Champaign and taking on training and development roles in several local and national businesses. She has served on several area volunteer committees and boards including the Girl Scouts, Land of Lincoln Council, Sherman Strategic Planning and Vision Council. WHS Sports Boosters and The United Way of Central Illinois.

Corey Conklin

Corey Conklin's term is from 2015-2019.

Tom Ray

Tom Ray and his wife Missy, live in Sherman and are the parents of Peyton, Kendall, and Delaney. Tom is a graduate of Lincoln Land Community College and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas where he received degrees in business management and marketing. Tom has been a financial advisor for over 23 years and is currently a Vice President - Investments with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC.

Attendance Line options updated

The Attendance Line (217-566-2325) has been updated to include Williamsville Middle School.
(options have changed)

1 - Sherman Elementary School
2 - Williamsville Middle School
3 - Williamsville Junior High School
4 - Williamsville High School

Renaissance Learning

Renaissance Place

NEO2, STAR Reading, STAR Math,
Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math,
Math Facts in a Flash, Keywords

School Access for Teacher and Students (Grades K-12)

BookFind (Accelerated Reader)

Home Access for Students and Parents (Grades K-8)


Matt Seman

Matt and his wife Shelly, live in Sherman with their two children Paige and Jake who attend school in the District. He is currently serving his second term on the WCUSD #15 School Board.

Matt is a Williamsville High School class of 1989 graduate. From there he went on to Western Illinois University where he received his BS.

After graduating, Matt went to work for the State of Illinois (Capital Development Board) where he was a construction manager. In 1998, Matt and Shelly moved to Dallas where Matt began his career in the financial services industry, working with Citigroup, selling investments, insurance and mortgage products. In 2006 they moved back to Sherman with their two children to get closer to family and raise their children where they grew up.

Matt is now the VP of Retail Sales / Commercial Lender for Illini Bank.

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