Join the session, ‘Attracting, Retaining, and Promoting Talent,’ to discover how North Shore District 112 excels in recruiting top staff, retaining exceptional talent, and building a strong leadership pipeline, with practical strategies and insights for your organization.

Monica Schroeder –Ed.D. has served as a public school administrator in Illinois since 2006.

Before becoming a deputy superintendent, she was an assistant superintendent, a middle school principal, a middle school associate principal, and a middle school ELA and elementary teacher. She currently serves as the deputy superintendent of schools in the North Shore School District 112 in Highland Park, and Highwood, IL north of Chicago.  The district contains 7 elementary and 2 middle schools with 3,800 students. Schroeder holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from DePaul University, a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the same institution. Additionally, Monica has earned a Chief School Business Official endorsement from Northern Illinois University. She is the President-Elect of the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA).

Michael Rodrigo — is the Director of Personnel Services at NSSD112. As a former principal in NSSD112, Michael guided Wayne Thomas School to new academic and cultural benchmarks, consistently being recognized as an Exemplary School. Before Highland Park, Michael served as an inner-city charter school leader in Chicago.  Michael holds a Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University, a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Dominican University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from National Louis University.  

Chelsey Maxwell — is a long-standing elementary principal in Highland Park, IL. She started her career as a special education teacher in 2000 after previously working with adults and children with profound low-incidence disabilities. She has worked in linguistically diverse schools for her entire career and served in district roles like Student Support Coordinator and Special Education Program Consultant. She has a double Bachelor of Science from the University of Nevada Reno in Elementary Education and Special Education. She has a double Master’s degree from the University of Nevada Reno in Emotional Behavioral Disabilities and Severe and Profound Disabilities. Chelsey also has a master’s degree in Leadership and Administration from Benedictine University.