Dr. James M. Gay
708-745-5210 or

Dr. Gay attributes much of his professional and personal success to his roots on Chicago’s Southside. His senior history teacher’s obvious love of history and dedication to his students led Dr. Gay to study both subjects at Northern Illinois University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree. He went on to obtain a Master of Arts from Northeastern Illinois University and an Educational Doctorate from Loyola University of Chicago. His 25-year educational career includes being a teacher and coach and ten years as Principal at De La Salle Institute. He joined District 230 as Assistant Principal at Andrew High School and then was Principal there for four years. In 2006, he was named Deputy Superintendent and the next year he became Superintendent.



Dr. Kim Dryier
Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services
708-745-5214 or

Dr. Kim Dryier joined the District 230 administration in 2011. She has dedicated her career to serving the needs of students with an emphasis on the need for rigorous academics for all students. Before joining District 230, she was Director of Special Education for Community High School District 99 in Downers Grove and Indian Springs School District 109, and served as coordinator of diagnostic services, placement coordinator and school psychologist with the Lincoln Way Area Special Education Cooperative. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from St. Joseph’s College, an M.A. in Psychology with a school psychology concentration from Governor’s State University, an M.S. in Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Loyola University. 

Liz Johnson
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
708-745-5213 or

Mrs. Johnson has always been interested in the field of education because she was impressed by outstanding teachers in her own educational experience. Continuing in education gave her an opportunity to pay forward what other teachers had given her. She attended Bradley University where she earned both a bachelor’s degree and a master's degree in Speech and Theater. She continued her education and earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Governor’s State University. Her 33-year educational career includes being an instructor at Bradley University before joining District 230 as a teacher at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School where she taught for four years. She then moved to Andrew High School where she taught until 1994 when she became dean of students and then Associate Principal. In 2006, she became Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources for District 230.


Steve Langert
Assistant Superintendent for Business Services
708-745-5252 or

Mr. Langert's profesional career includes more than 20 years in school finance and eight years in the private sector. He has served as District 230's Assistant Superintendent for Business Services since 2003. Prior to that he was Chief School Business Offical for Plainfield School District 202 for 13 years and Assistant to the Controller in District 230. Mr. Langert earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a M.B.A. from Lewis University.


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