Superintendent's Message

Greetings and salutations to the entire District 157 Family.


I am pleased to introduce myself to you as the newly selected Superintendent of Schools for Hoover-Schrum Memorial School District 157. Your Board of Education completed an extensive search beginning last October, and I am beyond thrilled that they saw my vision for teaching and learning and moving our District forward as one that matched with their vision and the vision of the entire District 157 Family.

I was a classroom teacher for ten years, most of those in Flossmoor, IL. I was also a building principal for twelve years, and this will be my eighth year as a District Superintendent. Add all of that up, and the 2017-2018 school year marks my 30th year as a public school educator.

Over the past 29 years, I have learned a great deal about what it takes to move a school district to new heights of success. I look forward to working with the Board of Education, administrative team, faculty and staff, student, parents, and the entire 157 community to build upon all of the good that is already happening in the District and take student success to the next level. 

I believe that School Districts and the individuals schools that make up the District are service organizations. It is our job to meet the needs of you, our consumers/constituents. As we get started, if you have any insights that would help us as we chart our new path, we would be happy to hear from you. Please feel free to call or email my office or get in touch with your child’s principal. We are here to serve.


Dr. Donald McKinney