The staff of District 28 believes each child is unique, and it is our responsibility to provide the best education possible in an environment that is challenging, yet caring and inviting. In 2018 the Board of Education adopted a strategic plan to help realize that belief with the Mission Statement: Empower Every Learner to be an engaged, confident, caring, and inspired citizen.
Our community's strong commitment to education is very evident in the programs and opportunities available to our children. District 28’s reputation for excellence in academics, the fine arts, and extracurricular programs is well known. Our focus on the whole child means students are educated to become successful, productive citizens who are critical thinkers and who exhibit strong moral character. Our goal is to help each child reach his or her fullest potential.
We strongly believe that children learn best when educators develop meaningful partnerships with parents, encouraging and valuing input and feedback from home. We also promote connections with the wider community through our involvement with the Park District, Public Library, and the Village of Northbrook. We believe in working together for the benefit of our children and families.
As you peruse our website, we hope you will find a great deal of helpful information about District 28 programs, activities, and upcoming events. You may also contact us at 847-498-7900.
Dr. Jason Pearson, Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Pearson brings a passion as a forward-thinking educational leader with over 20 years of service as a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. In addition to his experience in public schools both in Tennessee and Illinois, Dr. Pearson also has a perspective on international comparative education. In 2007-08, he received a Fulbright Administrator Exchange Grant, administered by the United States Department of State, to partner with a school district administrator in Oulu, Finland. Early in his teaching career, he also spent time teaching on the Indian Ocean Island of Mauritius.
He comes to Northbrook from St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 where he spent the last 12 years as a district administrator, including the past five as Superintendent of Schools. He was selected by the Board of Education as the next superintendent after a rigorous process. He possesses the qualities and experience most desired in the next leader of District 28 that were identified by the staff and community through surveys and focus groups conducted in fall 2021.
Dr. Pearson holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Belmont University and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene University. He earned a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University.