• Department Overview

    The Superintendent’s office oversees all schools, departments and staff in the district. The Superintendent is the Chief Executive Officer and reports directly to the Board of Education. The Superintendent's office is responsible for, but not limited to, the development and maintenance of positive educational programs as well as implementing all federal and state laws and regulations and the implementation of board policies. The Superintendent shall make recommendations to the Board concerning the selection of curriculum and instructional materials, courses of study needed to direct the District's operations, matters related to financial responsibility and the district budget as well as advise on all matters related to personnel.

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    Dr. Joy A Swoboda
    Superintendent of Schools
    Phone: 847-596-5601
    Email: jswoboda@dist50.net

  • Dr. Joy Swoboda has been the Superintendent of Schools for Woodland Community Consolidated School district since July 2005.  She has over 30 years of experience in public education as a teacher, principal and district administrator.

    Dr. Swoboda has been a member of the Woodland school community since 1995.

    Before becoming Superintendent, Dr. Swoboda served various leadership roles in the Woodland community.  She was an Assistant Principal at the Intermediate School, Principal of the Elementary School and the Associate Superintendent of Education.  She began her career in public education as a second-grade teacher in Community Consolidated School District #93 in Carol Stream IL with an emphasis in gifted education.  While in Carol Stream, she served as the Resources and Assessment Services Coordinator responsible for district curriculum, assessments, grants and accreditation.

    Dr. Swoboda holds a Doctorate of Education with an emphasis in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Northern Illinois University conveyed in 2000.  She also holds a Masters Degree in Educational Administration (1993) and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (1987) with a concentration in reading and language arts also from Northern Illinois University.  Dr. Swoboda obtained her superintendent’s certification from Loyola University in 2004.

    Core beliefs and principles that drive Dr. Swoboda are a passion for children and educational excellence. She believes that positive, trusting relationships with staff, students and families are essential building blocks to a child's positive school experience. Dr. Swoboda lives in Gurnee with her husband, teenage daughter, & pet labradoodle.

    "I became an educator to make a positive difference in the lives of children. I believe children are the most precious treasure in our communities. We are fortunate to have outstanding educators in our district: our teachers, support staff, administrators and district office personnel who are devoted to helping children learn and grow each day, both educationally and social emotionally. We are grateful for the dedication of our PTA, Foundation, Music Boosters and school volunteers who work with us and with families to support our students. We are a successful school district and the students’ lives are enriched because of our volunteers. Our collective thanks to our school business partners who support the students and staff in the woodland community." 


 Laura Campanella

  Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent/Board of Education Recording Secretary

  Phone: 847-596-5601
  Email: lcampanella@dist50.net