Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Joshua D. Schumacher
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Joshua Schumacher directs District programs that provide student instruction and curriculum services, as well as long-range planning for education programs. Mr. Schumacher also oversees District student activities and athletics, as well as student college and career readiness. He is responsible for staff professional development planning, district and school improvement planning, and the English Learner program. Prior to being named assistant superintendent, Mr. Schumacher served as principal at Hoffman Estates High School from 2016-2020. Before being named principal, he served as an assistant principal at Hoffman Estates High School with responsibilities as activities director and overseeing building and grounds from 2014-2016, and responsibilities in the discipline office from 2011-2014. He served as the school’s dean of students during the 2009-2010 school year. Mr. Schumacher began his teaching career as a biology and physical science teacher at Hoffman Estates High School in 2003, also serving as the boys swimming head coach from 2003-2011 and the girls swimming head coach from 2004-2010. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biological science from Illinois State University and his master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Olivet Nazarene University. He earned a second master’s degree in educational administration from Northern Illinois University and is working on his doctorate in teaching and learning through Illinois State University. Mr. Schumacher is a nationally certified teacher through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and also was recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education with a Those Who Excel award in 2014 as part of the Hoffman Estates High School SOAR Core Committee.