On behalf of the Kirby School District 140 Board of Education and our administrative team, I’d like to express my appreciation to our families and the community for their continued support and involvement in our District. I also want to thank the teachers and support staff who have provided our students with an exceptional educational experience this year. Educating children and preparing them for the future is truly a team effort.
As the school year draws to a close, we bid farewell to the Class of 2019. The entire KSD 140 community is extremely proud of our eighth-grade graduates and we wish them continued success in high school. We are also saying goodbye to several retiring staff members. These teachers and paraeducators have earned the community’s gratitude. We are thankful for their commitment to our students and wish them success in their future endeavors.
Our school year has been filled with many enriching learning activities, engaging co-curricular events, and successful community service projects. We have much to be proud of in KSD 140!
As many of you already know, this will be my final year as Superintendent. After more than 30 years of being a teacher and administrator in District 140, it is time to embark on the next chapter of my life. I’d like to thank my staff, our families, and the community for their support and commitment to our District. I am very proud of what we have accomplished together. I will always treasure the memories of the many families I have come to know and the friendships and support of the many dedicated professionals throughout the District.
It gives me great pleasure to announce that our Board of Education voted unanimously at their November meeting to appoint Dr. Shawn Olson as the next Superintendent. Dr. Olson will assume leadership of the District upon my retirement at the close of the 2018-19 school year. I am confident that he will continue to move the District forward in partnership with our amazing Tinley Park community.
Julia L. Mikulich.