I am pleased to share with you that the Argo Community High School Board of Education, at its meeting on January 9, named Dr. Jill Kingsfield as Superintendent of Schools effective July 1, 2017. Dr. Kingsfield will be Argo's 10th superintendent in its nearly 100-year history.
Dr. Kingsfield has an impressive background in educational leadership and instruction that promises to blend well with the Argo school community. She has extensive experience working in high school districts similar to Argo, including Fenton High School District 100 in Bensenville and Lake Park High School District 108 in Roselle.
Dr. Kingsfield has most recently served as Fenton District 100's Director of Curriculum and Instruction where she, among other accomplishments, led the district's curriculum alignment to Illinois State Learning standards, implemented a 1:1 Chromebook initiative, coordinated all staff development programs, directed Fenton's Equal Opportunity Schools AP Equity & Excellence project, participated in building renovation construction meetings, and worked collaboratively with teachers and support staff to establish collective bargaining agreements.
Her previous accomplishments as Fenton's Assistant Principal of Student Accounting and Discipline include building and maintaining the school's master schedule and overseeing student management software. During this time, she created and facilitated Padres Unidos Latinos, a parent organization presented in Spanish. She also was instructor for the school's Universidad de Padres: "Navigating the American Education System" program.
While at Lake Park High School District 108, Dr. Kingfield served as Dean of Students for five years after having taught Spanish for six years. She also served on various school committees and sponsored extra-curricular activities including coaching Girls' Golf.
Dr. Kingsfield has presented at numerous professional conferences. She most recently spoke at the Illinois Association of Curriculum Directors conference last April on the topic of "Professional Learning Communities: Framing a Pathway to Change." She has also presented at the Illinois State Bilingual Parent Summit, Illinois Principals' Association, College Board Preparate National Conference, No Child Left Behind Annual Statewide Conference, and the Closing the Achievement Gap Conference at Dominican University in River Forest, IL.
Dr. Kingsfield holds a doctorate degree in education from National-Louis University, a master's degree of education in curriculum and instruction from National-Louis University, and a bachelor's degree in Spanish education from the University of Kansas.
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