Superintendent of Schools K-12
Lake Forest Schools Welcome Superintendent
Dr. Matthew Montgomery
Dr. Matthew Montgomery was selected as Superintendent in April 2021 following an extensive community engagement and national search process managed jointly by the District 115 and District 67 school boards. Dr. Constance Collins as Interim Superintendent for Lake Forest District 67 and District 115 from April 1-June 30, 2021.
“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.