Dr. Chris Covino

The La Grange 102 Board of Education is pleased to introduce Dr. Christopher Covino as our new superintendent.

Before joining LaGrange School District 102, Dr. Covino served in various roles during his 20-plus years as an educator. He has spent the past three years as the Assistant Superintendent for Academics for Hinsdale Township High School in District 86. He was also the Principal of Argo Community High School for four years, Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction at York Community High School for five years, the Division Chair for English at West Chicago High School for five years, and an English teacher at Neuqua Valley High School for eight years.

He has led several important curriculum initiatives during his career, including aligning instruction to meet Illinois' learning standards; improving intervention resources and supports; and increasing student equity. He has also played an instrumental role in expanding access to critical academic, social, and emotional opportunities that have contributed to the success of all students.

Dr. Covino earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees in English education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He holds a master's degree in educational leadership from Benedictine University and a doctorate in educational leadership and administration from Aurora University.

He is replacing Dr. Kyle Schumacher, who announced his intent to retire earlier in the school year, after serving eight years as the superintendent. The Board is thankful for the accomplishments achieved during Dr. Schumacher's tenure and greatly appreciates his service and wishes him the best in retirement.

Dr. Covino will be joining the district with a 3-year commitment beginning on July 1, 2023. He will be meeting periodically with Dr. Schumacher throughout the spring in an effort to better familiarize himself with the D102 community.

Christopher is excited to join District 102 and is looking forward to working with the excellent D102 staff and students and learning more about the wonderful communities within the district.

The district will communicate information soon about community meet and greet events, so there are opportunities for all to welcome Dr. Covino and learn more about him.

Best Regards,

Michael Melendez
Board President
LaGrange 102 Board of Education