D73 Names Dr. Paul Goldberg As New Superintendent

D73 Names Dr. Paul Goldberg As New Superintendent
Posted on 01/14/2020
PantherFollowing an extensive search, the East Prairie District 73 Board of Education is excited to announce the selection of Dr. Paul Goldberg as the next Superintendent of Schools.

Dr. Goldberg will take over for current Interim Superintendent Dr. Scott Thompson, who will re-enter retirement in June. Dr. Goldberg is elated to become District 73’s next superintendent.

The Board of Education engaged the services of BWP and Associates, a superintendent search firm, to assist in the year-long selection process. Engagement activities with parents, community members and staff members allowed the executive search firm to secure critical input in the development of the ideal leadership profile desired for the next Superintendent of Schools. This profile was utilized as a guiding framework to assess over 40 candidates who applied for the Superintendent of Schools’ position. 

“The Board of Education is grateful to the many individuals who contributed to this important selection process. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Goldberg to the East Prairie community. Through the interview process, he emerged as the very best person for this critical role in our district. We are fortunate to have a new superintendent who is a collaborative leader with a passionate commitment to continuous improvement,” said Board of Education President Atanu Das.

Dr. Goldberg is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Staff and Student Services in Schaumburg School District 54 where he has served as an assistant superintendent since 2014. He is credited as being a significant change agent in District 54. During his tenure, the district became nationally renowned for their work in creating a positive culture and was featured on Good Morning America and in the U.S. News and World Report.  It has achieved in the top 2% of districts nationally in academic growth as determined by Stanford University and is one of 18 All Things PLC Districts in the United States.  

Dr. Goldberg also serves in the role of Associate for Solution Tree, a professional development provider working to transform schools throughout the country. He previously was an elementary and junior high school principal also in Schaumburg District 54 and was an Assistant Principal in Palatine District 15 and a teacher in Niles District 71. 

“East Prairie District 73 is an extraordinary school district known for offering amazing opportunities to students. I am excited to work collaboratively with the students, staff, and community to continuously grow and improve and ensure every student achieves success.” Dr. Goldberg said.

Dr. Goldberg will begin work in District 73 on July 1, 2020. Opportunities for the public to meet him prior to July 1 will be announced in the coming weeks.


Natalie Braca 
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent of Schools 
nbraca@eps73.net • 847/673-1141 ext. 1215

East Prairie School District 73 
7616 East Prairie Road 
 Skokie, Illinois 60076
 www.EPS73.net

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