Welcome to the Neighborhood!

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Thank you for stopping by to learn about our district and schools! We hope the information here provides answers to your questions. If not, please call the District Office at 847-324-0509 for direction to the proper person or department.


Skokie School District 73.5 serves approximately 1,100 students in Preschool through 8th grade. Our three school buildings are within a 1.5 mile range that extends from Saint Louis Avenue on the east to Tripp Avenue on the west.

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District 73.5 is guided by a 5-year Strategic Plan and priorities:

  1. Welcoming Environment
    All students, staff, parents, and community members will feel welcome in our District.
  2. Hiring and Retention
    Our community's diversity will be represented in our staff and we will create systems to ensure we retain our staff.
  3. Instruction
    We will accelerate learning for all students through a strengths-based approach to grow each student from where they are.

Commitment to Equity

District and School Policies



Meet our District Leadership Team

Click or tap a name to learn more about our District Administrators
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Dr. Zipporah Hightower


Dr. Zipporah Hightower is in her second year as Superintendent of Skokie School Distric...

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Angela DeMay

Director of Student Services; McKinney-Vento Liaison & DCFS Liaison

Angela DeMay has worked as Assistant Director for Student Services in the Wilmette Publ...

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Riley Hoerner

District Special Education Coordinator

Riley Hoerner comes to Skokie 73.5 after spending three years as a Special Education Re...

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Edward Kerrigan

Director of Buildings & Grounds

Ed Kerrigan joined Skokie School District 73.5 in January 2022. Prior to that, Kerrigan...

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Richard McDonald

Chief Information Officer

Joining District 73.5 in August of 2022, Richard McDonald is completing his 5th ye...

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Lyla Nissan

District EL Coordinator

Middleton students and families might recognize Lyla Nissan from her previous classroom...

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Samantha Peterson

Assistant Superintendent of Business & Operations/Chief School Business Official

Samantha Peterson holds a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Roosevelt Universit...

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Kevin Poduska

Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

Kevin Poduska is a passionate, equity-driven leader and practitioner with 18 years...


The Board of Education typically meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.

All board meetings are held at Oliver McCracken Middle School, 8000 East Prairie Road, Skokie, unless indicated otherwise. The public is welcome to attend any open board meeting.

Meet our Board of Education members 

If you have additional questions not covered here, please call the District Office at 847-324-0509 for direction to the proper person or department. We look forward to meeting you!