Phone: 847.784.2205


Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Joanne Panopoulos

Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Student Services

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Responsible for special education programs and services on the Northfield and Winnetka campuses
  • Works collaboratively with the Winnetka Special Education Department Chair, Northfield Special Education Department Chair, New Trier Learning Center Director and the Education and Life Skills Program Coordinator
  • Works collaboratively with special education teachers, instructional assistants, psychologists, and speech and language pathologists in the provision of quality special education services for students with disabilities
    Works collaboratively with North Suburban Special Education District to provide services for New Trier students

Professional Memberships

  • 2011- present Illinois Association of School Administrator
  • 2004-present IAASE, Illinois Association of Administrators in Special Educatio
  • 2004-present ASCD, Association of Supervision Curriculum and Developmen
  • 2004-present LRP, Legal Resources Publications
  • 1992-present CEC, Council for Exceptional Children

Academic Preparation

  • 2008-2014 National Louis University Skokie, IL
    Doctor of Education, Educational Leadership
  • 1995-1998 Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL
    Master of Science, Educational Administration
  • 1990-1993 Illinois State University Normal, IL
    Bachelor of Science, Special Education
  • 1989-1990 College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL

Professional Licensure and Endorsements

  • Special Education, LBS1
  • General Administrative
  • Superintendent
  • State Approved Director
  • Principal Evaluator and Teacher Evaluator