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Colleen M. McKay, Ed.D. – Superintendent 

To the role of Superintendent of Cook County School District 130, Colleen M. McKay, Ed.D., brings a history of transformational leadership that has led to improved educational programming for students. Dr. McKay has nearly two decades in public education working in large, urban school districts,  and she believes in creating a student-centered educational community focused on empowering students to achieve their own unique individual potential.

Prior to her current role, Dr. McKay served as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for our district, where she was responsible for initiatives and coordination of the curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development in the areas of teaching and learning. Dr. McKay is supportive of continuous growth through high-quality teaching and leadership practices. She credits the success of programming to a deliberate move from skills-based, resource-driven instruction to an educational culture which supports the academic, social, and physical development of every child.

Before joining CCSD 130, Dr. McKay served as the Director of Teaching and Learning with the Joliet Public Schools District 86, where she provided leadership in the development, implementation, and coordination of instructional programs. In her time with Joliet, she also worked with human resources to provide supports to classroom teachers, as a Program Coordinator who guided teacher teams to develop English Language Arts and Social Science curricula, and served on numerous interdepartmental committees to develop several key district documents to guide district practices and continue to support the work of classroom teachers. These experience led her to opportunities to work at the state and national levels on assessment development and review. Prior to her administrative roles, Dr. McKay taught sixth-grade for seven years in District 86.

Dr. McKay’s education includes a Doctor of Education from the University of St. Francis, where she serves as an adjunct professor within their Master of Science in Education -- Teaching and Learning program. She also earned a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Aurora University, and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Eastern Illinois University.

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John Dudzik – Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

John Dudzik has served as the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources since July 2015. In this role, he is responsible for the initiating, coordinating, directing, and monitoring personnel services of the over 600 full- and part-time employees that serve Cook County School District 130. The Human Resources department coordinates the recruitment, selection, and onboarding of all new personnel. Mr. Dudzik’s team also maintains all personnel files, ensures that the District is in compliance with all federal and state employment related laws and regulations, and that there is an equitable implementation of Board Policy and district employee contracts.    

Mr. Dudzik earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and Secondary Education as well as a Master of Arts in Educational Administration, both from Saint Xavier University in Chicago. John attended Cook County School District 130 as a student from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. He student taught and held multiple teaching roles across the district, during which time he met his wife. Mr. Dudzik also served as Assistant Principal and then Principal of Nathan Hale Middle School, before stepping into his current role in 2015. John is an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs and The Rolling Stones, and enjoys passing this love on to his three children. 

 


Lucero Moreno – Assistant Superintendent of Business Services

Lucero Moreno joined Cook County School District 130 as a bookkeeper within our Business Services Department in 2006. Her development of systems to maintain the accountability of district finances led to her appointment of Controller for our district in 2015. In her current role, Ms. Moreno leads the Business Services department in the maintenance of all financial functions required to operate CCSD 130 in a fiscally responsible manner that aligns with federal and state mandates and reporting requirements. Additionally, she and her department provide a wide range of supports to district and school administration. This support includes the funding of instructional programs and special projects, as well as the monitoring of: health and life safety procedures; maintenance and continued improvement of district facilities and grounds; student transportation and meal services; and numerous partnership arrangements.     

Ms. Moreno received her Master of Arts in Educational Administration with a focus on courses to support her Illinois licensure to becoming a Chief School Business Official (CSBO) from Governors State University (University Park, IL). She received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of Illinois - Chicago. Lucero is proud to serve in the community where she lives and sends her daughter to school. She also attended CCSD 130 schools herself from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.  

 


Carrie Tisch – Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction

In her current role, Mrs. Tisch is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of all instructional programs; coordination of curriculum related matters; and evaluation of all instructional programs for building administrators and teachers. Mrs. Tisch is also responsible for the formation of a budget to support the district’s instructional programs and to support the Superintendent with district objectives and plans as they relate to continuous improvement of instruction. Mrs. Tisch is dedicated to serving the students, families, staff, and peers of Cook County School District 130.

Mrs. Tisch’s education includes a Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University (Wheaton, IL). Mrs. Tisch earned a second Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Governors State University (University Park, IL). She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from St. Xavier University (Chicago, IL), where she received a scholarship to play softball. Carrie enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling with her husband and two children.

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