• elizabeth keenan

    Dr. Elizabeth Keenan, Superintendent of Schools

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    Dr. Elizabeth Keenan joined the District as SSD superintendent in July 2019. 

    Dr. Keenan began her career in education as a special education teacher. She also served as a school principal before joining a school district in a suburb of Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota, as director of special services followed by director of curriculum and instruction. In 2011, Dr. Keenan joined Saint Paul (Minnesota) Public Schools as assistant superintendent of the office of specialized services. 

    Prior to joining SSD, Dr. Keenan had held the position of chief officer of the office of diverse learners and health and wellness for Chicago Public Schools since 2016. In her position, she focused on supporting students with special needs to ensure they are prepared for post-secondary success. 

    Dr. Keenan holds a doctorate in Leadership Studies from Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She also earned a specialist’s degree, a master’s degree in special education and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

District Leadership Team

  • Doug Austin, Chief Technology Officer

  • Phillip Boyd, Chief People and Culture Officer

  • Dr. Jeff Haug, Chief Operations Officer

  • Wendi Pendergrass, Chief Academic Officer of Schools and Academic Programming

  • Chaketa Mack-Riddle, Chief Partner District Officer

  • Kevin Andert, Executive Director of Career Technical Education and College & Career Readiness

  • Dr. Mollie Bolton, Executive Director of Teaching, Learning and Accountability

  • Dr. Kelly Grigsby, Executive Director of Schools and Programs

  • Jennifer Henry, Executive Director of Communications

  • Dr. Michael Maclin, Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility

  • Alan Wheat, Executive Director of Student Services

  • Dr. Tami Yates, Executive Director of Partner Districts