Please join us for our Annual Fall Meeting during the
September 29, 2016
Prairie Capital Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza
Room B3 (lower level)
4:00 p.m. Welcome - Dr. Kevin O'Mara
Legislative Update - Peg Agnos
Special Guest Speaker - Dr. Lazaro Lopez, Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, HS District 214
Dr. Lazaro will update our members on the AASA campaign and Redefining Readiness.
Please RSVP to Jen Figurelli at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Tuesday, September 26, 2016. You can also call 312-451-7278.
Dr. Lopez's Biography:
Dr. Lazaro Lopez serves as Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning at High School District 214 in Arlington Heights, IL. The six comprehensive high schools in the district serve 12,000 students with each one recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of "America's Best High Schools." High School District 214 has led the national Redefining Ready campaign acknowledging students are more than a score. As a result, students at
District 214 have logged more than one million internship hours and earn more than 25,000 early college credits annually. Dr. Lopez has been featured in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Profiles of Changeseries and recognized as the 2013 Illinois Principal of the Year for his tenure as Principal of Wheeling High School. Dr. Lopez led the effort to operationalize the integration of STEM, 21st century skills, and career pathways within a comprehsensive high school. High School District 214 is known for extensive community partnerships, on-site medical simulation labs, advanced manufacturing facilities, entrepreneurial and IT innovation labs and one of the
nation's first NANO Technology labs. Dr. Lopez speaks statewide and nationally as an advocate for relevancy in schools, business partnerships, and career pathways. Prior to his leadership in education, Dr. Lopez served as a training non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. As a returning veteran, he prepared for a career in education by earning his Associates of Arts from the College of Dupage (1996). In 2015, Governor Bruce Rauner appointed him to serve as Chairman of the Illinois Community College Board. Dr. Lopez earned his Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Aurora University (2010), Master of Arts Degree in Educational Administration from Roosevelt University (2004), and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication and English from Illinois State University (1998). Learn more about the principles behind a new vision for high schools in America by reading Partnerships with Promise published by Business Horizon Quarterly, October 2014.