Superintendent of Schools

Dear School District 428 Community,

As your new Interim Superintendents, we are excited about the opportunity to serve DeKalb School District 428. It is clear that these are unprecedented times for all of us. It has been apparent that when this community is faced with adversity, we come together for the greater good of all students and staff.

We are dedicated to providing a smooth transition “back to school” for everyone, but know that can look differently based on needs. Just know that we are committed to supporting a successful school year for everyone. Additionally, our goal is to free up the Board of Education so they can focus on the most important decision, hiring the next D428 Superintendent.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out. Thank you for your patience and support.

Educationally Yours,

Ray Lechner, Ph.D

Griff Powell, Ed.D

Interim Superintendents