West Chicago District 33’s Board of Education
announced at Monday evening’s special board meeting that it has selected
Kristina Davis as the next district superintendent. Members of the Board selected Kristina at the
conclusion of a search with BWP and Associates that included over 30
The superintendent search process included an
audit that gathered both survey and focus-group input from the community. This qualitative and quantitative input was
then used to create a candidate profile.
The board wishes to thank all community and staff members who
participated in this process. The
information gathered was very helpful to the board in determining the best
candidate for the position.
Kristina Davis was born and raised
in Hinsdale, Illinois, a suburb of DuPage County, and earned her Bachelor’s
degree from Northern Illinois University (NIU) with a major in Spanish and
concentration in Business and Translation.
She went on to earn a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Educational
Specialist degree from NIU with a Superintendent endorsement. Currently, she is
working to complete her Doctorate from NIU.
Davis began her educational career
over 20 years ago as a bilingual teacher, assistant principal, principal and
assistant director before she landed a position in West Chicago District 33.
For the past 10 years she has served in District 33 as the Director of Second
Language Learning and Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning. She
was appointed as the Interim Superintendent in June of 2019.
During her time in D33, she
focused on developing the K-8 curricular program. She led D33 teams in the development of an
inclusive educational model that includes the expansion and improvement in dual
language education, special education, gifted and talented education, full-day
kindergarten and middle school block scheduling. As the interim superintendent for the past
five months she spent time listening and learning from the community through
focus group interviews. Based on what she learned was important to key
stakeholders she has prioritized increasing building safety, improving two-way
communication with parents, developing strong grade level teams, and evaluating
and improving some of the district’s programs.
Davis lives in Naperville with her
husband Pete. She has two grown children, Joshua (22) and Alexandra (24).
Brenda Vishanoff, Board President, stated,
“Kristina Davis brings a strong commitment to the parents and community of West
Chicago to create systems of equity and opportunity for all students. Kristina has a deep passion for our families
and a dedication to ensuring students are provided an outstanding educational
environment. We are thrilled for her
leadership to continue in our district and anticipate exciting opportunities
and accomplishments in the coming years.”
Davis stated, “I am thrilled to
continue to serve in West Chicago District 33 as your next superintendent. Over
the past five months, It has been a pleasure to meet with students, families
and staff to hear about the sources of pride in our community and ways we can
continue to improve learning opportunities for all students. As we move
forward, I will continue to listen and learn from our students, staff and
families to set out a course for the future. It is an honor to be chosen to
work with such committed staff and to be a part of such a special community.”
Kristina Davis has served as the
Interim Superintendent since July 2019 and will begin leading the district as
Superintendent on December 1, 2019.
Please save the date for an open house event on Thursday December 5,
2019 at 6PM to congratulate Kristina Davis on her appointment!