UPDATED: 20 Highest Paid VVSD Administrators

Valley View School District 365U approved its annual administrator and teacher salary and benefits report Monday night.

The Valley View School District 365U school board approved its annual administrator and teacher salary and benefits report Monday night. School districts are required by state law to post the report by Oct. 1 each year. 

Editor's note: We post this information because we know it is of interest to our readers, the taxpayers, whose property taxes are the largest source of income for the school district. 

Compare Valley View with other districts in this 2011 article. Another article will be posted Wednesday with the 2012 information. You can view the 2011 Administrator Salary Compensation Report here. 

While the 2011 report breaks down benefits into specific insurance and pension information, the 2012 report does not break down the numbers into more specific information.

You can view the full 2012 VVSD report here.  

Name Position Base Salary Enhancements Other benefits Total James Mitchem Superintendent $191,345 $24,669 $216,014 Garrick Grizaffi Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services $171,000 $22,046 $193,046 Michael Lopez Facility Operations and Maint. Director $139,710 $9,920


Rachel Kinder Assistant Superintendent of Education 6-12 $130,673 $16,847 $147,520 Venus Smith Assistant Superintendent of Education K-5 $130,673 $13,558 $144,231 Fabby Williams Bolingbrook High School Principal $130,673 $13,558 $144,231 Christopher Schaeflein Jane Addams Middle School Principal $126,393 $16,295 $142,688 Derek Kinder Romeoville High School Principal $123,798 $15,961 $139,759 Elizabeth Martinez Director of Professional Development $126,969 $11,842 $138,811 Michele Romolt Principal, Jonas E. Salk Elementary School $117,123 $7,757 $12,152 $137,032 Karen Page Phoenix Experience Director $113,540 $11,354 $124,894 Joanne Bourg Finance Director $114,490 $8,129 $122,619 S. James Boudouris Athletic Director, Romeoville High School $104,382 $6,913 $10,830 $122,125 Keith Wood Brooks Middle School Principal $106,538 $13,478 $120,016 Daniel Laverty Humphrey Middle School Principal $106,274 $13,599 $119,873 Alec Anderson Athletic Director, Bolingbrook High School $107,514 $11,155 $118,669 J. Sharon Hawks Executive Director of Human Resources $109,297 $7,760 $117,057 Donald Tufano Director of Instructional Technology $103,383 $13,329 $116,712 Donna Nylander Principal, Early Childhood Center $98,468 $6,521 $10,216 $115,205 Ricardo Sanchez-Lopez  Director of Bilingual Education $103,872 $10,777 $114,649

Editor's note: The previous data posted included some errors, including the absence of Assistant Superintendent Venus Smith on the list. Those errors have been corrected. The district also changed the "Retirement" heading to "Enhancements" in an updated document. 

Patricia Kobialko October 04, 2012 at 11:00 AM
The salary info was provided by the school district. ALL of Illinois teachers' salaries are published online, As a matter of fact, the recent striking Lake Forest teacher salaries are even higher, ranging from 95,000 for 13.7 years of experience to 145,000 for NON-administrator positions. Even workers in fields that have a shortage have not been getting more than 2% raises a year, and in many cases that is eaten away by rising healthcare premiums, taxes, and inflation. We ALL need to be realistic about what we can fairly expect in this economic climate.
Clearwater October 11, 2012 at 12:35 AM
I was told by a prior Administrative employee that they all get free insurance too.
Clearwater October 11, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Is that the average salary for Illinois teachers? Wow, I've been teaching for almost 18 years, have a Master's degree that I am still paying for because I was frozen on the district pay scale and had no choice but to go back to school (as I am sure is the case for nurses as well. If you want a promotion or department change you further your education/training) and I am not making that much yet. Also, teacher's don't get free retirement. Payment to TRS (Teacher Retirement System- Aka State of Illinois) automatically comes out from each paycheck whether we like it or not. I would much rather decide where to invest my money for retirement rather than give it to Illinois. Who knows if it will be there when I am ready to retire. I have had to take out a separate 403b to cover myself in retirement which is even more money that is taken out of my paycheck each month. Indy is correct, only a handful of teachers arrive at the contract start time and/or leave at the end time. Add an hour before and 1-2 hours after those contractual hours and that's a typical teacher day.
VVSDdad November 20, 2012 at 02:52 AM
I love it... the amount of our tax $$$ going to this "brain trust" and the best we get from them is a lowering of the grading brackets to make it easier to get an A in class. and all in the name of "leveling the playing field" ... how about we level these salaries until we see some much needed improvement! I want a refund of my tax $$$!
VVSDdad November 20, 2012 at 03:35 PM
A sampling of what 6-figure administrative salaries gets you.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=M2fHQ9eULzk#!


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