River Trails School District 26
Mount Prospect, IL

River Trails School District 26


Position Available:
Superintendent of Schools
River Trails School District 26


1900 E. Kensington Road
Mount Prospect, IL  60056



  • Euclid Elementary School (Pre-K thru 5th Grade)
  • Indian Grove Elementary School (Pre-K thru 5th Grade)
  • River Trails Middle School (6th thru 8th Grades)


Communities Served:
Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights


Hold or be eligible for the Illinois Superintendent’s Endorsement
Successful and significant administrative experience


Advisors Assisting the Board:
Dr. Brian Barnhart        630-319-5115
Dr. Gary Zabilka             847-715-8531


Student Demographics:

  • 1,500 Students in Pre-K thru 8th Grade
  • District demographics:

Low income     35%
ELL:                     20%
White                50%
Hispanic            25%
Asian                  19%
Black                  3%
Other                 3%

NOTE: Information taken from the 2015-16 Illinois Report Card


Financial Information:
$25 Million Budget
$16,500 Operating expenditure per pupil
$10,000 Instructional expenditure per pupil
Balanced budget


Union Affiliation:
Illinois Education Association
Contract Ratified through 2018


Salary Offered:
Regionally competitive


District Website:


Search Calendar:  (Tentative; the Board reserves the right to extend all dates.)

  • Accepting Applications Through:  March 15, 2017
  • Selected Candidates Taken to the Board:  March/April, 2017
  • Board First Interviews:  April, 2017
  • Board Second Interviews:  April, 2017
  • Board Action on New Superintendent:  May, 2017
  • Superintendent Start:  July 1, 2017


Application Process:

  • Apply for the position through the School Exec Connect website
  • Submit required credentials through the School Exec Connect website


NOTE: Applicants are asked not to contact School Board members directly.