Superintendent Blog

How was school today? What are you working on? I’ve asked my daughter those questions hundreds of times, and I’m sure that your children would tell me they hear t...

Summer flew, and here we are in August with a new school year underway….   Back–to-school rituals are something all parents can relate to, as we document...

At their meeting on June 19, the Board of Education warmly welcomed and seated a newly appointed member–Kildeer Countryside Community Consolidated School District 96 paren...

As the year winds down, our work continues to prepare for successful years ahead. I'm happy to share with you news of an appointment effective in the upcoming 2018–...

  We’ve made it to May, and what a busy month this is! We’re making up frozen-out sports events, proudly celebrating our students’ academic and art...

Spring Break is in our rearview mirror and we are once again fully focused on our students’ learning, to finish this 2017–18 school year strong. April and May will b...

Woodlawn Recognition Shines District-Wide It gives me great pleasure to share the news with District 96 families that Woodlawn Middle School is the recipient of the 2018 DuFo...

In this 2017–2018 school year our learning community has come together with heartwarming sincerity to support those who grieve and to give to those who have lost their hom...

Recognition and Celebration: As professionals and as parents, we know that excellence is not a destination we reach. Instead, it’s a moving target that compels us to chan...

I’ve mentioned before that my work as Superintendent of District 96 often takes me into our schools and classrooms. Those “live action” experiences are always ...

The news continues to bring us stories and images of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. As we try to imagine how the residents of Houston and Florida are...

Excitement and high energy are part of the start of every new school year in District 96! We’ve been in session just about a week and my visits to all our schools have ...

On Monday evening KCSD96 families and faculty proudly celebrated our Class of 2017 at graduation ceremonies for our Woodlawn and Twin Groves 8th graders. A common theme in many ...

Before we know it, we’ll be turning the page on March and spring break and moving into the part of the school year that always seems to fly by…. When our students...

As we prepare to register our returning students and plan for the year ahead, I want to tell you about some changes in the next school year that I’m eager to share with ...

Would you prefer to LISTEN to this message? CLICK HERE   Congratulations! I am pleased to share that at their December 13th meeting, the Board of Education approv...

The time I spend in District 96 classrooms with our students and faculty confirms daily that our mission to help every child succeed to his or her maximum potential is, indeed...

Summer flew and we’re back to school. We’ve made a great start! I hope you’ll take a few moments to read my Superintendent Messages throughout the year, with...

It seems summer in our community is never lazy. We’re making the most of longer, warmer days–whether at camp, on a family vacation, or at home. As first June and n...

What’s good about District 96? Does it seem to you, as it does to me, that this school year flew by? It’s no surprise, really. We got off to a running start&nda...

Ms. Meghan Kennedy has accepted the position of Woodlawn Assistant Principal, effective Aug. 1, 2016. At their April 19 Board of Education meeting members unanimously approved...

There is a new face at the Kildeer Countryside Board of Education table. At their regular meeting on Apr. 5, 2016, the Board unanimously appointed Meg Woodman to join them in ...

Among the actions the KCSD96 Board of Education took at their March 1, 2016, meeting is their appointment of new elementary principals for Country Meadows and Kildeer Count...

It’s only February–way too soon, unfortunately, for Chicagoans to be anticipating opening the windows in our homes and other pleasures of the warm months that will...

The passing of KCSD96 Board of Education member Lauren Gordon on Feb. 2, 2016, is a deep loss to the District community. Mrs. Gordon’s heartfelt passion for childre...