Dr. Robert Nolting

      Phone: 708-745-5211

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      Dr. Robert J. Nolting

      Superintendent

      Dr. Robert J. Nolting was named Superintendent for the 2021-22 school year. Prior to joining the District office, he was Principal of Andrew High School, a position he has held since 2009. He served as Associate Principal for Instruction at both Sandburg and Andrew High Schools between 2004 and 2009. Prior to joining District 230 in 2004, Dr. Nolting was a social studies teacher and coach at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy, and Athletic and Activities Director at Franklin High School in Wisconsin.
      Dr. Nolting earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, a Masters of Science degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, and a Doctorate degree and Superintendent’s Endorsement from the University of St. Francis.

      Dr. Kim Dryier

      Phone: 708-745-5214

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      Dr. Kim Dryier

      Assistant Superintendent for Student Services

      Dr. Kim Dryier joined the District 230 administration in 2011. She has dedicated her career to serving the needs of students with an emphasis on the need for rigorous academics for all students. Before joining District 230, she was Director of Special Education for Community High School District 99 in Downers Grove and Indian Springs School District 109, and served as coordinator of diagnostic services, placement coordinator and school psychologist with the Lincoln Way Area Special Education Cooperative. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from St. Joseph’s College, an M.A. in Psychology with a school psychology concentration from Governor’s State University, an M.S. in Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Loyola University. 

      Dr. Katie McMillan

      Phone: 708-745-5218

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      Dr. Katie McMillan

      Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services

      Dr. McMillan takes on her new role as Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services as a member of the D230 family for the past 23 years. She was first hired as a science teacher and coached girls basketball, girls volleyball, and girls track and field and sponsored several clubs and organizations. In 2006, she joined the administrative team in the main office at Andrew High School. Since then, she has served as Assistant and Associate Principal at Andrew and Stagg High Schools with responsibilities for student activities, facilities, PPS, and instruction. 
      Dr. McMillan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Commerce from DePaul University, Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from Governors State University, Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from St. Xavier’s University, LBS1 Endorsement and Administrative Certificate from Lewis University, and a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Roosevelt University.

      Dr. Julia Wheaton

      Phone: 708-745-5239

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      Dr. Julia Wheaton

      Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
      Dr. Julia Wheaton’s professional pursuits have been shaped by growing up in a family of seven with a very strong commitment to education, continuous self-improvement, and the field of teaching. This foundation of support and encouragement guided Dr. Wheaton to study education at Illinois State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. She continued her education by earning a Master of Science degree in School Psychology at Illinois State University, a Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration from Governors State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Wheaton has served both elementary and high school districts in a variety of leadership positions that include assistant principal, principal, coordinator, director, and assistant superintendent. Since coming to CHSD 230 in 2009, Dr. Wheaton has served as an Associate Principal and Principal at Carl Sandburg High School before becoming the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources in 2014. Dr. Wheaton is a nationally certified Human Capital Leader in Education (HCLE) by the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA).

      John Lavelle

      Phone: 708-745-5241

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      Mr. John Lavelle

      Assistant Superintendent for Business Services
      John Lavelle joined High School District 230 in July 2015 from Homer Community Consolidated School District 33C where he served as Assistant Superintendent for Business since 1996. Prior to that, he was Assistant Business Manager there.   Lavelle earned a Master’s degree in School Business Administration from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Marketing from Augustana College. In addition, he served as a Director on the Illinois Association of School Business Officials Board and Chairman of the Will County Business Officials organization.

      John Connolly

      Phone: 708-745-5253

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      Mr. John Connolly

      Chief Technology Officer

      John Connolly serves as CTO for Consolidated High School District 230. He works with a team of experts to provide the best technology solutions for D230 staff, students, parents, and the community. Prior to joining D230, Connolly was the Educational Technology Director for Chicago Public Schools. He has 21 years of experience with enterprise wide technology solutions and educational technology programs. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Iowa and his graduate work at DePaul University. He was honored as the IL Educator of the Year in 2020 and was identified as one of NSBA’s 20 to Watch Ed Tech Leaders for 2014. John is a Board member for the Illinois Educational Technology Leaders (IETL) Organization.

      Carla Erdey

      Phone: 708-745-5222

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      Ms. Carla Erdey

      Director of Communications

      Carla Erdey is an award-winning school public relations professional with experience in strategic communication planning, media relations, crisis communication, writing, and project management. Her passion is innovative and strategic communication the engages stakeholders and builds relationships. She has conceptualized, developed, and implemented communication programs that meet the needs of internal and external audiences since 1996. She joined the District 230 team in 2006. In 2014, she was named Illinois' Distinguished Communicator, the highest honor bestowed by the Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association for a career that exemplifies the professional practices of school public relations and for an outstanding body of work sustained over time. To share her experience with the next generation of communicators, she is a guest lecturer for the University of Illinois College of Media in crisis communication, writing for public relations, and media classes. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Journalism/Strategic Communication from the University of Missouri at Columbia and a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

      Dave Keating

      Phone: 708-745-5237

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      Mr. Dave Keating

      Director of Facilities

      Dave Keating was named Director of Facilities for District 230 in 2020. He is a Certified Journeyman Electrician with 15 years of commercial and residential construction and management experience in addition to his five years of experience as District Maintenance Supervisor.



      Charles Ovando

      Phone: 708-745-5212

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      Mr. Charles Ovando

      Director of Special Programs
      Charles Ovando joins the Instructional Services Department as the new Director of Special Programs. He replaced Edgar Palacios who has taken a position in another school district. Ovando joined the District 230 team in 2014 as the Department Chair for Social Studies, World Languages and Art and has worked in both Stagg and Sandburg High Schools.  Prior to his work in D230, Mr. Ovando served as Social Studies Teacher and Division Chair at York High School In Elmhurst.  In his new role as Director of Special Programs, he will oversee the district’s EL program, professional development, and the district's consolidated grants. 

      Dawn Rueter-Cox

      Phone: 708-745-5245

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      Ms. Dawn Rueter-Cox

      Director of Data and Assessment

      Dawn Rueter Cox has a demonstrated history of working in the education including 15 years in the classroom as a mathematics teacher and coach, seven years as a building administrator, and nine years in district administration. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics Education from from Illinois State University and an MBA and Administrative Certification from Keller Graduate School of Management.

      Lisa Shulman

      Phone: 708-745-5220

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      Ms. Lisa Shulman

      Director of Student Services

      After graduating from Elmhurst College in 2002, Lisa Shulman started teaching at Stratford Middle School in Bloomingdale, IL. She always had a passion for coaching and working in the high school setting, so when the opportunity presented itself in 2004 she helped open Oswego East High School where she taught and coached. In 2012, she accepted the Department Chair Position for Special Education and Athletic Coordinator position at Oswego High School. In 2017, she accepted the Director of Student Services position in Consolidated High School District 230.

      Tera Wagner

      Phone: 708-745-5228

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      Ms. Tera Wagner

      Director of Finance

      Tera joined District 230 as the Director of Finance in August 2016 from Crete-Monee School District 201-U where she served as Accounting Supervisor since 2011. Tera’s career in government accounting started in 1993. Tera furthered her education by earning a Master’s degree in Accounting and Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Public Administration from Governors State University. In addition, she is an active member on the Illinois Association of School Business Officials Professional Development Committee for Finance and Budgeting.