On Friday, October 2nd, Dr. Tony Smith visited North Chicago to learn about the work that our district is doing on behalf of our students and community. He met with student leaders, and engaged in extensive conversation with district, school, and community leaders about our accomplishments to date and the work that lies ahead as we pursue excellence and equity for all. Dr. Smith was highly complimentary of the improvements and progress we’ve made, and helped us think through priorities and next steps moving into the future. In particular, he remarked that our outstanding students made a strong impression on him. We are proud of our students and of our professional community, and look forward to partnership with Dr. Smith throughout his tenure as Superintendent of the Illinois State Board of Education.