Superintendent of Schools
On behalf of the District 41 Board of Education, Staff and Administration, I would like to welcome you to our website. We place a very high value on communication and transparency and hope that our website provides you with the information and resources needed to learn all about our district and our schools.
On a more personal note, I am very proud and excited to serve the District 41 Community. This is my 32nd year as an educator and my 6th year serving as superintendent. In 2018, I was one of approximately 30 school superintendents to receive National Superintendent Certification at the completion of a rigorous and rewarding program of study.
I look forward to partnering with the community, with our families and with our staff as we push ourselves to new levels of excellence. Our commitment to students is unwavering as is our commitment to building strong relationships throughout our organization and with all stakeholders.
Dr. Melissa Kaczkowski
The District 41 Administrative Team is led by the Superintendent, who reports directly to the Board of Education. The Superintendent serves as the chief adviser on educational matters and is responsible for ensuring that the Board of Education is informed about district operations and activities. The Superintendent also informs the Board of the district’s needs.
The Superintendent is responsible for developing administrative procedures necessary to manage the district’s operations. All procedures must be in compliance with the laws, rules and regulations that apply to the district. The Superintendent ensures that sufficient information is provided to the Board of Education to assist the Board in making informed decisions.
The Board and Superintendent work together to set priorities for the district. Priorities include establishing goals for the budget, determining new educational programs, and ensuring adequate services are available to students.
The Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education consists of seven members who are elected at-large and serve without pay for staggered four-year terms.