Superintendent

Dr. Kara CoglianeseDr. Kara Coglianese
Described by peers and school board executives as student-focused, collaborative, goal-oriented and data-driven, Dr. Coglianese smiles and modestly describes her nearly 30 years in education as a teacher, administrator, national speaker, and professional development trainer as simply ‘a labor of love.’ “I feel incredibly blessed to be able to wake up every day and do what I love – and that’s to help improve the lives of children,” she said.
Dr. Coglianese (pronounced cog′-luh-nees) was named CM 201-U Superintendent of Schools for the school years 2018-2022 on December 18, 2018. She is formerly the superintendent of Homer School District 33c in Homer Glen, Illinois.

“I am so proud of this board for exercising its due diligence in conducting this search,” said former board president Jennifer Gasbarro. The district began its search for a new superintendent nearly one year ago. “Dr. Coglianese has proven that she has high expectations for our children, staff, and school district. Since her arrival this summer, she has been a force in connecting with our stakeholders and working with our administration to begin the important work of making our students “Future Ready,” Mrs. Gasbarro added.
Dr. Coglianese holds a Master’s Degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University and a Doctorate Degree in Education from Roosevelt University.
She is a resident of Frankfort where she lives with her husband and five children. Please join us in offering a warm CM201-U welcome to Dr. Coglianese!
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