•  IMage of Superintendent Mr. Steve Bahn

    Superintendent's Page

    LaGrange School District 105

    I welcome you to School District 105.  We are very proud of our communities and the 1,400 students we serve.  Our schools and district have received national and state recognition.  We know that the diversity of our communities contributes greatly to the richness of our school environments and the success of our students.

    District 105 has four neighborhood elementary schools:  Hodgkins Elementary School in the Village of Hodgkins; Ideal Elementary School in the City of Countryside; and Seventh Avenue Elementary School and Spring Avenue Elementary School in the Village of La Grange.  Students from all four elementary schools attend 7th and 8th grades at Gurrie Middle School in La Grange.  District 105 also provides a robust preschool program.  

    I am honored and humbled to be the superintendent of LaGrange School District 105. I remain enthusiastic about the opportunity to lead the district and will continue to promote and represent our community with tremendous dig­nity and pride. I have been blessed by the many oppor­tunities I have experienced in District 105 over the past 13 years, and I look forward to continuing my profes­sional journey with passion and dedication.

    I genuinely care about this district, and being able to continue my career here is like a dream. The climate and culture set us apart. There is genuine care and concern about the academic and social/emotional needs of every child. It is a truly great place to work. However, our work is never done. There is no finish line, only addi­tional challenges. We embrace the continuous improve­ment mindset, and continue to seek opportunities to grow. 

    Our District 105 MISSION is to empower students to make a difference in our world by assisting them to be self-directed, passionate, lifelong learners.

    Our VISION is to be a high performing school district that celebrates the importance of each individual student.

    • Each student will be a valued member of the school community prepared for future academic, career, and life success.

    • Each staff member will make a positive difference in the lives of students.

    • Each family and our communities will feel pride in our work and express confidence that we are good stewards of their resources.

    Through the strategic planning process, our district established the following long-range goals to ensure that our work is always focused on our mission and vision.

    ACADEMIC SUCCESS:  All students will demonstrate continuous academic growth leading to college, career, and life success.

    SUPPORTIVE CULTURE:  All students will attend school in a safe, supportive, and engaging environment.

    FAMILY & COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS:  District 105 will enhance learning partnerships by connecting schools, families, and communities to extend learning opportunities and resources.

    STAFF & ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS:  District 105 will make a difference in the success of each student by retaining, and cultivating a high quality, diverse, collaborative staff.

    RESOURCE EQUITY & EFFICACY:  District 105 will make effective and efficient use of its resources to ensure the educational success of our students.

    Thank you for visiting our District 105 website.  I encourage you view the video link below that highlights our new strategic plan and some of our year 1 initiatives.  Please continue to use our website in the future to learn more about our schools and programs.  If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact our district office at (708) 482-2700. 

    D105 Strategic Plan 2019-2024

    Steve Bahn

    Superintendent of School


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  • Bahn, Steve

    Email:  sbahn@d105.net
    Phone: 708-482-2700