District Administration

Administrators

Dr. Steven T. Isoye
Superintendent
847-626-3960

Steven T. Isoye was named Superintendent of Niles Township High School District 219 in May 2016. Before that, Isoye served as Superintendent of Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 for six years. While at Oak Park and River Forest High School, he: kept a focus on supports to assist students who ...

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Dr. Anne Roloff
Asst. Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
847-626-3955

Anne Roloff began her career as a high school French teacher in Illinois, and soon became a department chair for Foreign Languages and Fine Arts in her school district, and then Director of Secondary Curriculum.  She has served in curriculum leadership roles in unit, elementary, and high school districts. Dr. Roloff holds ...

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Dr. Eric Trimberger
Asst. Superintendent for Business
847-626-3967

Prior to joining D219 in May 2014, Eric Trimberger served in Ridgeland School District 122 as Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Business Operation since 2006. Over a five-year period, he increased the district’s fund balances from $3.7 to $14.7 million. Trimberger served as Director of Finance for ...

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Dr. Ed Murphy
Asst. Superintendent for Human Resources
847-626-3973

Ed Murphy was appointed Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources effective July 2016. Prior to that he served D219 for three years as Director of Personnel and Compliance. He started with the district in 1985 as a Spanish teacher and taught all levels and ability groupings in the Spanish curriculum. In 2002 he ...

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Bridget Connolly
Executive Director of Student Services and Special Education
847-626-3990

Bridget Connolly became Executive Director of Student Services and Special Education in July 2016. Before moving to the district administration office, she worked at all three schools in D219. She came to the district in 2000 as school psychologist and crisis specialist at Niles Central. In 2006 she became Special Education ...

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James B. Edwards
Principal, Niles North High School
847-626-2011

James B. Edwards became Niles North Principal in July 2016. Before coming to D219, Edwards served as Principal of South Elgin High School for three years. Under his leadership, the number of Advanced Placement exams taken by students increased by 27% between 2015 and 2016, and the number of extracurricular ...

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Dr. Jason Ness
Principal, Niles West High School
847-626-2510

Jason Ness has been Principal of Niles West High School since July 2013. Under his leadership, he has led multi-year, building-wide school improvement initiatives focused on instructional equity and improving teaching and learning utilizing the school-based instructional rounds protocol.  Based on this continuous ...

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Jim Szczepaniak
Director of Community Relations & Strategic Partnerships
847-626-3958

Jim Szczepaniak joined D219 in 2006. He first became familiar with the district’s high schools at the start of his career, when he covered the schools as a reporter for Pioneer Press. He served as the Village of Skokie’s public information officer for eight years  and then gained experience in the corporate sector as public ...

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