Dr. Griff Powell

Dr. Griff Powell

Interim Superintendent

Dr. Powell comes to District 97 with more than 40 years of experience as an educational leader. He served as superintendent in five districts during his career: Grayslake Community High School District 127, Highwood-Highland Park School District 111, Ramapo Central School District in New York, West Chicago High School District 94 and Niles Township High School District 219. Since retiring, he has served as an interim superintendent for 10 districts, including Berwyn District 100, Rich Township District 227, Lyons Elementary District 103, Riverside District 96, Glenview District 34, West Harvey-Dixmoor District 147 and Country Club Hills District 160. He is currently the interim superintendent in DeKalb Community School District 428.

In addition, Powell has worked for several Illinois universities as a senior lecturer, instructor and clinical assistant professor. He holds a doctorate in educational administration from Northern Illinois University and lives in Morton Grove.