Cherokee Principal Search


Our current Cherokee Elementary School Principal, Luke Livingston, has accepted a principal position at Crow Island School in Winnetka effective July 1.

We have begun our process to seek Luke’s successor. We take this process extremely seriously as the principal is both the instructional leader for our students and the person who selects and mentors our teachers. We are working with search firm B.W.P. & Associates and will post the position both locally and nationally.

Search Firm

B.W.P.’s corporate office is located in Libertyville, Illinois. The firm conducts searches throughout the United States with consultant teams built to meet the needs and locations of their clients. The firm's experienced and dedicated directors and consultants are networked with educational leaders, as well as college, university and business leaders, throughout the country. Many are active in state, regional and national educational organizations. Some participate in various state superintendent academies by training current and future superintendents. B.W.P. consultants offer a high level of expertise and breadth of knowledge about talented people throughout the country who are interested in working in leadership positions in education.

Community Collaboration

We will engage our Cherokee school community as the search progresses and keep parents and guardians throughout the District regularly informed of our progress.

Please direct any questions you may have to Deputy Superintendent Rebecca Jenkins,

Principal  Search Survey

We invite you to complete a survey to assist with our current Principal Search for Cherokee Elementary School. Your input in this process is critical to the quality of our search.

This survey will remain open through midnight on Friday, June 4, 2021. It should take just a few minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous.

To participate, please, click here.

Search Updates

Key Dates

May 27, 2021

Posting of Cherokee Principal Position

May 28, 2021

Surveys Sent to all Cherokee Staff, Parents, Guardians

June 3, 2021

Search Firm Conducts Cherokee Parent and Guardian Focus Group @ 7:00 PM
Google Meet Link

June 4, 2021

Search Firm Conducts Cherokee Staff and Admin Focus Groups @ 9:00 AM

June 4, 2021

Survey Closes at Midnight

June 30, 2021        

Board Approval - Special Meeting

June 30, 2021        

Announcement of Selection