Superintendent's Message

  • Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year! 

    The last year and a half has created a great amount of challenges for everyone. We are so excited to have the opportunity to return to a safe and engaging in-person learning for all students. I look forward to continuing to build upon the great partnerships that have been created between our schools, homes, and community. 

    For the past 20+ years, I have had the sincere pleasure of serving students, staff and community as an educational leader in a variety of capacities at the elementary, middle, high school and central office levels. I began with RLAS-116 in 2013 as Principal of Round Lake High School and have served as Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education and Deputy Superintendent since that time. I am honored to be entering my fourth year of serving the RLAS-116 community as Superintendent.

    Based upon my experiences in RLAS-116, it is apparent that district and building stakeholders have facilitated a nurturing atmosphere for students in a results-oriented manner. Value-driven and collaborative leadership, integrity, prudent financial planning, a strong PK-12 curriculum background, a commitment to community involvement, and visibility are essential leadership qualities that I value. Witnessing the growth that has occurred over the last several years has been very exciting. I look forward to continuing on a path of positive trajectory alongside our oustanding staff, students, families and community members.

    I am so appreciative for the opportunity to serve as a leader of RLAS-116. There is no place I would rather be!

    Sincerely,
    Donn Mendoza, Ed.D.
    Superintendent

  • Dr. Donn Mendoza
        Dr. Donn Mendoza
           Superintendent
          P: 224-842-2003
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    Lori Placek
             Lori Placek
        Executive Assistant
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    Bobbie Callese
           Bobbie Callese
    Administrative Assistant
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