Dr. Kara Coglianese
Dr. Kara Coglianese

Described by peers and school board executives as student-focused, collaborative, goal-oriented and data-driven, Dr. Coglianese smiles and modestly describes her nearly 30 years in education as a teacher, administrator, national speaker, and professional development trainer as simply ‘a labor of love.’ “I feel incredibly blessed to be able to wake up every day and do what I love – and that’s to help improve the lives of children,” she said.
Dr. Coglianese (pronounced cog′-luh-nees) was approved to assume interim duties at a special meeting of the Board of Education on July 2, 2018. She is formerly the superintendent of Homer School District 33c in Homer Glen, Illinois and replaces former interim superintendent Ron Patton. “Although we are sad to see Mr. Patton leave us, I am confident that Dr. Coglianese will jump in with both feet and continue to move the district forward,” said Board President Jennifer Gasbarro.
Dr. Coglianese holds a Master’s Degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University and a Doctorate Degree in Education from Roosevelt University.
She is a resident of Frankfort where she lives with her husband and five children. Please join us in offering a warm CM201-U welcome to Dr. Coglianese!
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