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Dr. Montgomery with Boys Cross County Team

#ALLINLFHS. Dr. Montgomery practiced with the Boys Cross Country team – including a hill and core workout!


Dr. Matthew Montgomery,
Superintendent of Schools K-12

Lake Forest Schools Welcome Superintendent
Dr. Matthew Montgomery

Dr. Matthew Montgomery was selected as Superintendent in April following an extensive community engagement and national search process managed jointly by the District 115 and District 67 school boards. Dr. Constance Collins has served as Interim Superintendent for Lake Forest District 67 and District 115 from April 1-June 30.

“I want to thank Interim Superintendent Dr. Constance Collins for her dedication to the Lake Forest School Districts over recent months. Her partnership with me since April has paved the way for a smooth transition into my new role,” says Dr. Montgomery. “My family and I are truly looking forward to immersing ourselves in the Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Knollwood communities. It is a distinct honor to serve in this role and it is my commitment to lead with integrity, transparency, and empathy.”

“Dr. Montgomery joins our District at an important moment as we work to navigate past the pandemic,” says District 67 Board President Justin Engelland. “He has the professional expertise required to drive continuous improvement in our schools and, just as importantly, the communication and leadership abilities needed to strengthen the shared sense of partnership and alignment among all stakeholders in our school community.”

“Dr. Montgomery is the right leader at the right time for the Lake Forest schools,” adds District 115 Board President Jenny Zinser. “He not only brings a track record of K-12 innovation and achievement, but the vision and management skills needed to take our District to the next level.”

Dr. Montgomery has served as the Superintendent of the Revere Public Schools in Bath, Ohio, since 2015. He, his wife Blayna, their four children, and two German Shepherds are currently settling into their new home in Lake Forest.

A Community Welcome Message to Dr. Montgomery

Superintendent Dr. Matthew Montgomery


Dr. Matthew Montgomery

Superintendent of Schools K-12
847-604-7401
mmontgomery@lfschools.net

Julia Polszakiewicz

Executive Assistant
847-604-7420
jpolszakiewicz@lfschools.net

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Superintendent Updates


The Superintendent’s office is responsible for overseeing the efficient operation of Lake Forest Community High School District 115 and Lake Forest Elementary School District 67. The Superintendent is the Districts' executive officer and is responsible for the administration and management of the Districts' schools in accordance with Board of Education policies, directives, and state and federal law.