THE BLOG

10 of the Highest-Paid School Superintendents in Illinois

04/09/2015 04:33 pm ET | Updated Jun 09, 2015

Illinois school districts who want to provide their students with the best possible educations are also going to need to have the best possible people running their systems. And to hire the best talent, they'll have to offer the best salaries.

Here are 10 of the top-paid Illinois school district superintendents.

25. James Rydland

  • Salary:247,538.43
  • District: Aurora West USD 129 (retired July 2014)
  • Schools: 15
  • Enrollment: 12,500

24. Steven Isoye

  • Salary:247,943.27
  • District: Oak Park-River Forest SD 200
  • Schools: 1
  • Enrollment: 3,255

23. Nanciann Gatta Perez

  • Salary:248,000
  • District: Niles Twp CHSD 219
  • Schools: 2
  • Enrollment: 4,841

22. Judith Hackett

  • Salary:250,000
  • District: Northwest Suburban Education Organization (NSSEO)
*Former assistant superintendent at Indian Prairie CUSD 204 (1993-2007)

21. Gregory Wright

  • Salary:250,410
  • District: Posen-Robbins ESD 143-5 (retired June 2014)
  • Schools: 5
  • Enrollment, 1,726

20. George Fornero

  • Salary:255,845
  • District: Twp HSD 113 (retiring June 2015)
  • Schools: 2
  • Enrollment: 3,754

19. Robert Lupo

  • Salary:256,345
  • District: Ridgewood CHSD 234 (retired June 2014)
  • Schools: 1
  • Enrollment: 799

18. Blondean Davis

  • Salary:256,813
  • District: Matteson ESD 162
  • Schools: 7
  • Enrollment: 3,076

17. Michael Simeck

  • Salary:257,500
  • District: Lake Forest CHSD 115
  • Schools: 1
  • Enrollment: 1,689

16. Kevin O'Mara

  • Salary:257,500
  • District: Argo CHSD 217
  • Schools: 1
  • Enrollment: 1,870

Check out Reboot Illinois to check out the salaries of the top-paid superintendents in Illinois, including three who make more than $300,000 a year.

Sign up for our daily email to stay up to date with Illinois politics.

NEXT ARTICLE: How much did Illinois colleges make in 2014?

RELATED: