Superintendent's Welcome

Dear District 39 Families, Staff, Visitors and Friends,

It brings me great joy to welcome you to the Wilmette Public Schools District 39 website.

Wilmette Public Schools are committed to nurturing, guiding and challenging each one of our students so that they develop the critical thinking and collaboration skills needed to become socially responsible, compassionate and productive citizens. Our dedicated and highly-qualified educators are integral to this mission along with our close partnerships with parents and the community at large as we work together to support our students’ many successes.

Within our six outstanding Wilmette Public Schools, we serve approximately 3,700 students in PreK-8th grade throughout Wilmette and in parts of Glenview and Winnetka. Our four elementary schools – Central, Harper, McKenzie and Romona – as well as Highcrest Middle School and Wilmette Junior High School are among some of the finest and most distinguished schools in the state. Several D39 schools have been designated as Blue Ribbon schools by the United States Department of Education and others have attained exemplary status from the Illinois State Board of Education. We take great pride in our students, in the continued success of our schools and in the strong family-school partnerships that makes our collective success possible.

As you explore our website and learn more about all District 39 has to offer, I invite you to take a moment to review our Statement of Inclusion. From our inclusive preschool program to our junior high school, we actively promote learning experiences that foster empathy, respect and belonging for all members of our community. We believe that celebrating a diversity of ideas, learning styles, cultures and world views is critical to preparing students to excel as productive citizens of a global society. Thank you for joining us, and supporting this commitment.

Thank you for your interest in Wilmette Public Schools. We look forward to growing in excellence together.

Your partner in education,

Dr. Kari Cremascoli
Kari Signature
Kari Cremascoli, Ph.D,
Superintendent of Schools
Wilmette Public Schools District 39