Superintendent's Welcome

Superintendent Heidi Wennstrom photoWelcome to Butler District 53 Schools. I am excited and honored to lead such an exemplary and high performing school system. I feel privileged to be part of this district and the Butler family.

As an educational leader, I value a child-centered learning environment where all students learn and grow academically, socially and emotionally. I believe strongly in Butler’s mission:

To provide the best educational opportunities for each student to achieve academic excellence, to develop the curiosity for life-long learning, and to demonstrate personal and social integrity; and, more recently, it’s robust Instructional Blueprint for learning.

I am also committed to strong collaborative relationships among parents, teachers, staff, board and administration. As we continue our culture of collaboration, all of us serve as a stronger team and together work to advocate, nurture and challenge each and every child in Butler District 53. This serves as a wonderful foundation to guide us in a continuous improvement model so that we can continue to build upon Butler’s great tradition of excellence.

It’s an exciting time in education. Never before have we had such a compilation of data and studies that show how students learn, how to challenge them and propel them to greater heights.

I am very proud of this district for the work that has been done and the work we have yet to do.

Finally, if you ever have any questions or concerns about the district, please feel free to contact me at 630-573-2887.


Heidi Wennstrom, Ph.D., Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

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