Dr. Lazaro Lopez
Dr. Lazaro Lopez serves as Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning at High School District 214 in Arlington Heights, IL. U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, and the Washington Post as “America’s Best High Schools” have recognized each of the six comprehensive high schools serving 12,000 students. Dr. Lopez has been featured in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Profiles of Change series and recognized as the 2013 Illinois Principal of the Year for his tenure as Principal of Wheeling High School.Dr. Lopez led the effort to operationalize the integration of STEM, 21st century skills, and career pathways within a comprehensive high school. High School District 214 is known for extensive community partnerships, on-site medical labs, advanced manufacturing facility, entrepreneurial and IT innovations lab and one of the nation’s first NANO Technology labs.
Dr. Lopez speaks statewide and nationally as an advocate for relevancy in schools, business partnerships, and career pathways. He currently serves as Board Secretary for the Partnership for College Completion and member of the Northwest Educational Council for Educational Success.
Prior to his leadership in education, Dr. Lopez served as a training non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. He earned his Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Aurora University, Master of Arts Degree in Educational Administration from Roosevelt University, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication and English from Illinois State University, and an Associates of Arts Degree from the College of DuPage.
Term Expires: June 30, 2025