SAVE THE DATE – General PTO Meeting: Thursday, September 27th 9:30-10:30am

Come join us for our General PTO Meeting on Thursday, September 27th from 9:30-10:30am at Madison School. We have a special presentation from our new D181 superintendent, Dr. Hector Garcia. Come for coffee and nibbles, and the opportunity to discuss the future vision for our district. We only have 2 General PTO meetings this year — so please join us!
(This meeting will be held directly following the all-school meeting on 9/27 from 8:50am-9:30am.)
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Dr. Garcia is widely recognized for his extensive administrative experience and curriculum improvement efforts. He was the Superintendent of Plano District 88, where he also serves as Chief Financial Officer and manages Facilities and Operations for the district. Formerly, he was the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services for Glenbard School District 87, where he led curricular improvements and professional development initiatives. Dr. Garcia has also served as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction in Plainfield School District 202.

Beyond his 12 years as a district administrator, he has served as a principal, assistant principal, dean of students, and teacher in schools ranging from Adlai Stevenson District 125 in Lincolnshire to Morton East District 201 in Cicero. He has also taught graduate courses on leadership, organizational behavior, and curriculum for three Chicago area universities.

Dr. Garcia has also been elected or appointed to key state and national committees. At the state level, he was appointed to serve as one of 32 educators on the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Performance Evaluation Advisory Council (PEAC), charged with creating a new way to evaluate teachers and principals that incorporates student growth measures. At the national level, Dr. Garcia was elected as the Chair of National Academic Assembly Council for College Board.

Dr. Garcia received his Doctorate in Education Leadership and Policy Studies from Loyola University, Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Northern Illinois University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is currently working to complete his CSBO (Chief School Business Official) certification.