Dr. Steven Kellner
Kellner is a twenty-one year veteran in public education. He began his career teaching Social Studies and English for 12 years at Community High School in West Chicago, Illinois. In July 2006 Kellner was selected as the Division Head for Social Science/Foreign Language/English Language Learning at Wheeling High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois. As the Division Head he supervised and evaluated 31 certificated staff members and 8 classified staff members. Kellner was the curricular leader for Social Science, Foreign Language and English Language Learning that included facilitating vertical and horizontal curricular alignment across course-alike groups. In July 2007 Kellner was selected as the Associate Principal at Wheeling High School where he was responsible for scope, sequence and delivery of core curriculum. Kellner implemented a school-wide interdisciplinary “STEM for ALL” initiative.
In July 2011, Kellner was promoted to the district office as the Director of Professional Learning & Instructional Technology with Township High School District 214. In his position as Director, Kellner created and implemented training and frameworks for evaluation of licensed and administrative employees, created and led an Internal University Program that provided transcript graduated credit for staff, facilitated a nationally recognized teacher mentor program for seven high school campuses, and created and implemented a 1:1 iPad program for 12,500 students, 900 teachers and 100 administrators. In addition, Kellner is an adjunct faculty member at the Graduate School of Education at Northeastern Illinois University where he created and taught masters-level courses to aspiring principals.
Kellner received his B.A. from Miami University in History and Speech Communication, teaching credential from Indiana University, masters degree in Educational Leadership from Aurora University and Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision from Loyola University of Chicago successfully defending his dissertation entitled Superintendent Leadership and Student Achievement in Suburban High Schools: A Sequential Explanatory Mixed Methods Analysis.
Kellner lives in the district with his wife Laurie, a medical director in the health care industry and son Sam an energetic elementary school student.
Kellner invites students, parents and community members with questions or ideas about school programs to contact him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the WSCUHSD office at 707-824-6412.