Office of the Superintendent
Welcome Back from the Superintendent
Greetings, Oak Park Family!
It is truly an honor and a privilege for me to open the 2023-2024 school year as your Superintendent. My second-year focus is building a safe and secure learning environment where strong partnerships and respectful relationships can flourish. Only by working together can we build the momentum that will launch the Oak Park School District into a new era of possibilities for students, parents, and the entire Oak Park Community.
During the summer, we have continued to develop and enhance a variety of our district programs that will help facilitate this collaborative process, including the completion of numerous improvements to our building infrastructures, including improved air quality, heating and cooling, new classroom furniture, new uniforms for the athletic program, new bleachers, academic interventionist in elementary schools, and a variety of stem, science, and theater specials in our elementary schools.
We have added computer graphics design courses, a true Esports lab gaming stations, improved food quality, and increased extracurricular programs, expanding curriculum offerings including AP offerings, early childhood learning, and our K-12 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs. Throughout the school year, we will showcase these great programs and highlight the joy of teaching and learning.
Another one of our goals this year is to ensure that every student attends school regularly. Chronic absenteeism negatively impacts learning to such a degree that we recognize it as a top priority second only to student safety; we have adjusted our school start times to allow students to succeed. Parents and families play a huge role in promoting student attendance; teachers, administrators, and counselors can offer student support and programs to improve attendance, but parental involvement makes all the difference in ensuring regular student attendance.
We have also modified our student code of conduct to address behavior expectations in and around our schools, allowing all to feel safe and secure while learning.
As always, we thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we continue to make changes to improve the quality of education for our student body.
Have a great first day of school!!!
Oak Park Schools
Office of Superintendent
Oak Park Schools
For questions or concerns, please click on the active link for our Oak Park Schools <Communication Protocol>. We believe in the value of a healthy school-family partnership. By using the Communication Protocol, we are all working together to provide the best educational experience for our students.