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Encyclopedia > Maine Township High School District 207

Maine Township High School District 207 is a school district based in Illinois. Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ...


Composed of Des Plaines and Park Ridge as well as portions of Glenview, Harwood Heights, Morton Grove, Niles, Norridge, Norwood Park and Rosemont, the 36 square mile district lies 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. Primarily residential with some light industry, office developments and shopping centers, the district is adjacent to O'Hare International Airport and lies at the hub of rail and highway transportation. Incorporated City in 1925. ... The City of Park Ridge The city of Park Ridge is an affluent suburb of Chicago in Cook County in the United States. ... Glenview is the name of two places in the State of Illinois in the United States of America: Glenview, Cook County, Illinois Glenview, Saint Clair County, Illinois This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Harwood Heights is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Morton Grove is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Niles is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Norridge is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Norwood Park is a middle-class neighborhood on the far Northwest Side of Chicago, Illinois. ... Rosemont is a village located in Cook County, Illinois, founded in 1956. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country United States State Illinois Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Chicago OHare International Airport (IATA: ORD, ICAO: KORD, FAA LID: ORD) is an airport located in Chicago, Illinois, United States, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop. ...


Neighborhoods that range from modest to affluent are predominantly single family homes, although they also include a mix of apartments, condominiums, and townhouses. The nearly 140,000 residents enjoy the ideal blend of suburban living and urban life in communities that are noted for their park districts, public libraries, hospitals, civic and cultural activities, as well as their convenience to the world famous museums, opera, theaters, and restaurants of metropolitan Chicago.

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Schools

Maine East High School, or Maine East, and officially Maine Township High School East, is a public four-year high school located at the corner of Dempster Street and Potter Road in Park Ridge, Illinois, a north-west suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... Maine South High School, or MSHS, is a public four-year high school located in Park Ridge, Illinois, a north-west suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... Maine West High School, or MWHS, is a public four-year high school located in Des Plaines, Illinois, a north-west suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ...

Statement of Purpose

Together we educate students to be informed, inquisitive, responsible, creative, and reasoning individuals. The following goals represent the commitment of District 207 to develop all students according to their individual potential.


District Leadership

Maine Township High School District 207 is governed by a seven member board of education. This board is the legislative, policy-setting authority of the school district and while the board is the hiring authority and approves all hiring (following recommendations by the Superintendent or their designee), the board's only direct employee is the Superintendent of Schools. The Superintendent of Schools is the executive authority of the school district. A board of education or a school board or school committee is the title of the board of directors of a school, local school district or higher administrative level. ... A legislature is a governmental deliberative body with the power to adopt laws. ... In education, a superintendent is an individual that has executive oversight and administration rights, usually within an educational entity or organization. ... School districts are a form of special-purpose district in the United States (amongst some other places) which serves to operate the local public primary and secondary schools. ...


Board of Education

Eric Leys, Board President

Eric Leys of Des Plaines was elected to his first term in 2001, and re-elected in 2005. An alumnus of Maine West High School, Mr. Leys places high priority on embracing the community our schools serve. Mr. Leys has served as chairman of the Board Policy Committee and represents the board as delegate to the Illinois Association of School Boards. This article is about the suburb of Des Plaines, Illinois. ... Maine West High School, or MWHS, is a public four-year high school located in Des Plaines, Illinois, a north-west suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ...


Donna Pellar, Board Vice President

Donna Pellar of Park Ridge was elected to her third term as a Board member in 2003. A retired Chicago public school teacher, Ms. Pellar has a master’s degree in school administration from Northeastern Illinois University. Chicago Public Schools, commonly abbreviated as CPS by local residents and politicians, is a school district that controls over 600 public elementary and high schools in Chicago, Illinois. ... Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) is a public state university located in the North Park community area of Chicago, Illinois. ...


Jeffrey Bergen, Board Member

Dr. Jeffrey Bergen of Des Plaines was elected to his third term in 2005. A Professor of Mathematics and Director of the Master of Arts in Mathematics Education program at DePaul University, he received his Ph. D. in Mathematics from the University of Chicago. Dr. Bergen’s interests are curriculum and staff development. This article is about the suburb of Des Plaines, Illinois. ... DePaul University is a private institution of higher education and research in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from the 17th century French priest who valued philanthropy, Saint Vincent de Paul. ... The University of Chicago is a private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. ...


Joann Braam, Board Member

Joann Braam of Des Plaines was elected to her first term in 2003. Ms. Braam is a former member of the Des Plaines Elementary School Board. A freelance writer and mom of three teenage daughters, Ms. Braam earned a master’s degree in social science from the University of Chicago. Ms. Braam’s interests include running marathons and a Great Books reading group. This article is about the suburb of Des Plaines, Illinois. ... The University of Chicago is a private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. ... Great Books refers to a curriculum and a book list. ...


Marijo G. Bustos, Board Member

Marijo G. Bustos of Des Plaines joined the board in 2004. Ms. Bustos earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Indiana University. She is the mother of two children. Her days are spent working as the Medicaid Coordinator at American Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. She has been an active parent in District 62 for more than a decade. Her involvement includes editor of the Iroquois Community School newsletter, member of the District 62 Liaison Committee and chairperson for various school committees. This article is about the suburb of Des Plaines, Illinois. ... Indiana University is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ...


Roger Crawford, Board Member

Roger Crawford of Park Ridge was elected to his third term as a board member in 2003. A former alderman, Mr. Crawford is Vice President of Environment, Health, and Safety of the Boats and Outboard Engines Division for Bombardier Recreational Products. An alderman is a member of a municipal assembly or council in many jurisdictions. ... Bombardier Recreational Products or BRP is a Canadian company, which was founded by Joseph-Armand Bombardier as LAuto-Neige Bombardier Limitée in 1942 at Valcourt in the Eastern Townships, Quebec. ...


Edward Mueller, Board Member

Edward Mueller of Park Ridge began his first term in 2001, and was re-elected to a second term in 2005. He has a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and is a partner in the law firm of Nisen & Elliott. Mr. Mueller’s interests include curriculum and finance. He is an active member of various professional and community organizations including the Education Committee of the Executives Club of Chicago. Northwestern University (officially abbreviated NU; sometimes abbreviated NWU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university with campuses located in Evanston, Illinois and downtown Chicago, Illinois. ...


Superintendent of Schools

The Superintendent of Schools for Maine Township High School District 207 is Dr. Joel W. Morris, who was appointed by the Board of Education at a special meeting on February 9, 2006. Dr. Morris previously served as an Assistant Superintendent in District 207 and is a graduate of the district.


External links

  • Maine Township High School District 207
  • Link to district boundary map – PDF file

 
 

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