Superintendent's Welcome

Superintendent Heidi Wennstrom photoWelcome to Butler District 53 Schools. I am continually honored to lead such an exemplary and high performing school system and be a part of 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 Butler District 53. We have embarked on a Strategic Plan that details additional goals, strategies and efficiencies to improve upon the foundation of this exemplary school district.  These plans will help us continue to challenge students and propel them to greater heights.

I am very proud of what we have already accomplished in our schools and look forward to the work that we have yet to do. Comments and questions are always welcome. Please feel free to contact me at 630-573-2887.


Heidi Wennstrom, Ph.D., Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

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