Jun 30, 2018
School District 21 prides itself on its Professional Learning Community and its rich tradition of professional collaboration, high levels of professional development, and family-like atmosphere. If you see the opportunity to work with colleagues in making a difference in the lives of students and families in a truly diverse setting, School District 21 seeks your application.
On December 14, 2017, the CCSD21 Board of Education named Dr. Michael Connolly as its next superintendent. Dr. Connolly begins his tenure at CCSD21 on July 1, 2018.
Please see below for a welcome greeting from Dr. Connolly:
Dear CCSD21 Community Member,
I am honored to be the new Superintendent of Community Consolidated School District 21. It is truly exciting to become part of a Professional Learning Community dedicated to providing an outstanding education for all students, and I look forward to continue learning about the community’s priorities.
I want to thank Dr. Hyland for her years of dedicated service to and leadership of CCSD21. It is humbling to succeed her and to begin the exciting work ahead supported by the leadership of the Board of Education, the dedication of the faculty and staff, and the engagement of the entire community.
Throughout my career, I have come to be guided by a set of core professional principles. First is to collaborate with the entire community to provide each student with a safe learning environment and the resources they need to be productive members of our society. The work we do as parents, family, neighbors, and educators is most successful when we come together around a commonly held set of goals and expectations. I have a responsibility to serve the community with transparency and a deep commitment to our children, while supporting the Board of Education in being good stewards of precious community resources.
I look forward to working in collaboration with the entire community in supporting each student in being the best they can be, leading to a happy and fulfilling life in our community and country.
Dr. Michael Connolly