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D219 Superintendent

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Dr. Steven Isoye

Executive Assistant:  
April Stallworth

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 struggle; built better relationships throughout the community; supported efforts to decrease suspensions; moved the district towards a 1:1 technology environment; and continued the district‘s work on equity.

Isoye was principal of Maine East High School in Park Ridge from 2007 to 2010; during that time, he was named 2010-2011 Illinois High School Principal of the Year by the Horace Mann/Illinois Principals Association. Since 1998, he has served on the Board of Trustees for the Illinois Math and Science Academy.

Before his leadership at Maine East, Isoye was principal of Warren Township High School's freshman-sophomore campus in Gurnee, where he also served as head of the Division of Science, Industrial Technology, and Family and Consumer Sciences from 2000 through 2003. While at Highland Park High School from 1997 to 2000, he served as science department chair. In 1998, he was named the Illinois State Teacher of the Year by the Illinois State Board of Education and received the Milken Educator Award. Prior to taking on administrative leadership roles, Isoye taught science at Deerfield High School, The Latin School in Chicago, and Loyola Academy in Wilmette.

Isoye has an Ed.D., Ed.S., and M.S.Ed. from Northern Illinois University; an M.A. in curriculum and instruction from Concordia University; and a B.S. magna cum laude in biology, with a minor in chemistry, from Northern Illinois University.

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Welcome message from D219 Superintendent

Dr Steven Isoye


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The Niles Township High School District 219 Board of Education members and I would like to thank you for visiting the D219 website. We are proud of our three high schools that serve the Niles Township communities of Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles and Skokie. Please take the time to browse through our district website and the websites of our individual schools to learn about the myriad of opportunities we provide our students.

We appreciate the support of our Niles Township families, residents, business owners and other constituents, who make it possible for us to provide an outstanding learning experience for our students. The district has a wide array of courses and a challenging curriculum to prepare our students to be successful in life after high school. In addition to the teaching and learning that takes place in our classrooms, D219 provides many extracurricular activities through athletics, the fine and performing arts, and student clubs and activities.

I am fortunate to have been selected by the D219 Board of Education as the new superintendent and to serve the people of this district. I am excited to be a part of the community and to work with our excellent educators as we continuously change to meet our students’ needs. This year I plan to listen and learn about the schools, gain an understanding of our areas of strength, and work with the other members of our school community to identify where we should focus our efforts for the future so we can best meet the needs of each and every one of our students.

I welcome your thoughts, suggestions and questions. Please feel free to contact me by email (steiso@d219.org) or by phone (847-626-3960).

Thank you.