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Tara Bahnks, Principal

B.S. in English Writing from Illinois State University
B.S. in Elementary Education from Illinois State University
M.S. in Educational Leadership from Western Illinois University
M.S. as an Educational Specialist from Western Illinois University

I taught for 12 years before becoming a principal for 10 years in Knoxville, IL and now the Principal of Willard for the past two years



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Moline-Coal Valley School District

Educating our students with pride and preparing them to succeed in a diverse, global world! 


Dr. Rachel Savage joined Moline-Coal Valley as Superintendent of Schools in July of 2019. She has 27 years of experience in the field of education. She has served as Superintendent, High School Administrator, Elementary and Middle School Principal, and High School teacher. She has also served as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Dubuque and Northeast Iowa Community

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District Profile

When researching a school district it is important to have some data to begin to find the best place for your family.  Check out our district profile to answer a lot of your questions and see some of the most asked questions as well as a good number of statistics about Moline-Coal Valley School District.

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Strategic Goals/PACE

The district defines strategic goals annually through a collaborative process involving feedback from students, staff, families, and the board of education.

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Willard School

Here, at Willard, we believe in..
Reaching academic and social/emotional excellence through working together to provide an equitable education and a love for learning for all students**

We believe every  student has the potential to learn to his/her best ability.  We will work hard to provide this opportunity to every student.  Attendance is so important for the developing minds of our students and we look forward to seeing each and every one of them everyday. 

  • The Moline YMCA offers a before and after school program for students attending Willard. Contact the YMCA for more details at 309-797-3945.