Dr. Matthew Montgomery
Superintendent of Schools K-12
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' chief executive officer, reporting directly to the Boards of Education, and is responsible for the administration and management of the Districts' schools, educational programs, fiscal matters, and all matters related to personnel in accordance with Board of Education policies, directives, and state and federal law.
Dr. Matthew L. Montgomery began his career at Waterloo Local School District in Atwater, Ohio as a science teacher, and later, as principal of Waterloo Middle School and Waterloo High School. After working in the school buildings, he became the Superintendent of Waterloo Local School District in July 2013 and focused heavily on enhancing STEM curriculum. The position of Superintendent of Waterloo Local School District led Dr. Montgomery to Revere Local School District in Bath, OH where he served as Superintendent beginning in July 2015. There, he successfully led the development of a five-year strategic plan, created the “Vision of a Minuteman” in partnership with the community, and increased the District’s state ranking on the Ohio School Report Card Performance Index.
Dr. Montgomery is a lifelong learner and educational leader. He serves as the Co-Chair of the The School Superintendents Association (AASA) STEM Leadership Consortia and as a Steering Committee member of the National Superintendents Roundtable. He also serves on the Superintendent Advisory Board of JASON Learning. In addition, Dr. Montgomery is an instructor in the Department of Leadership and Administration at the American College of Education, facilitating professional coursework for graduate students.
Dr. Montgomery is also a passionate reader and author. You can learn more by following his blog, Basics of Leadership.
Dr. Montgomery lives in Lake Forest, with his wife, Blayna, and his four children, Elizabeth, Jacquelyn, Everett, and Avery. In his spare time, Dr. Montgomery enjoys running, exercising, listening to a wide range of music, reading, and spending time with family.
Ph.D. in Educational Administration, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
Master of Education, Educational Administration, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
Bachelor of Science, Education, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
Dr. Matthew Montgomery
Superintendent of Schools
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- The Final Countdown - Your Questions Answered
- District 115 Capital Projects Advisory Committee
- Introducing our District 67 5-Year Strategic Plan
- 411 on 115 Introducing District 115 5-Year Strategic Plan
- Supporting the Mental Health and Well-Being of our Scouts
- Resources for the Information You Need
- District 115 2022 Illinois School Report Card
- District 67 2022 Illinois School Report Card
- Superintendent Update on District 67 Strategic Planning
- Superintendent Update on District 115 Strategic Planning
Additional messages from Dr. Montgomery may be found in the 411 on 115 and 411 on 67.