Superintendent Blog

I’m pleased to share this District news with you…. Assistant Principal Support Added for Country Meadows, Kildeer, & Prairie District 96 will welcome two ...

One Question/Your Action Needed... I have a question for you. That’s it, just one question! I’m very excited to share an interesting and convenient opportunity...

What 's the Effect on the School Year Calendar? The weather this winter has most of us counting the days until spring. (There are 20, as of this writing.) I probably d...

Many Considerations in Making This Decision When weather is severe, it’s helpful to be familiar with the procedures that District 96 will follow when there is a need to...

Exciting Board of Education Approval to Share One District 96 value that is truly descriptive of our approach to our work with your students is Best practice, not first pract...

Remember your kids’ earliest favorite books? Typically, they were pictures that told an engaging story without any words.   As I continue to spend time with sta...

October has brought us chilly mornings, fall colors, pumpkin spice everything – and Principal Appreciation Week this week, as designated by the Illinois Principals Associa...

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 appro...

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...