• Dr. Corbett  

    Dear Wood Dale 7 Families and Community Members: 

    Thank you for visiting the Wood Dale School District 7 website. We take great pride in our exemplary school district. The District 7 academic program focuses on serving the needs of 21st Century students. We accomplish this through the implementation of our comprehensive, teacher developed curriculum, which is aligned to the Common Core Standards. All District 7 students, kindergarten through 8th grade, are provided with 1:1 technology devices to be used during the school day and beyond.  Our curriculum places special emphasis on integrating technology into classroom instruction in ways which are authentic and meaningful to what our students are learning. 
    In addition to our outstanding academic program, our students are provided with many extra-curricular opportunities including: band, choir, athletics, clubs, and drama. This year we are placing a major emphasis on increasing family engagement and promoting the successess of our students and staff members. We encourage the parents of our students to get involved in their child’s education by supporting our schools through the PTO, Padres Undios, and various other district committees.  There are numerous opportunities to volunteer within our district. Please contact your child’s school for more information on how you can be of assistance. We both welcome and need your involvement! 

    I would like to inform you of some of the goals we will be focusing on in District 7 during the 2018/19 school year:

    • On NWEA MAP reading and math assessments, the average student RIT score will increase 1.0 point more than the national average increase at grades 1st - 8th by June, 2019.

    • Professional development opportunities will be provided to staff to build their capacity to understand and apply the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) standards within their instruction.

    • Monitor planning for successful implementation of full day kindergarten in fall of 2019.

    • Increase the engagement of all families with the school community by continuing to provide resources to research, develop, implement, and evaluate high quality family engagement strategies.

    • Increase community awareness of positive activities taking place at Wood Dale 7 through the use of print and technology, including social media.

    • Continue to develop enhanced financial reporting systems to provide greater transparency for all community stakeholders.

    • Develop and maintain a 5 year financial plan.

    • Review and select projects to complete from the three year operations & maintenance plan, to ensure an engaging and safe learning environment for all students and staff.

    • Develop and execute a plan for energy efficiency improvements at Oakbrook and Wood Dale Junior High, including HVAC and lighting upgrades.

    Click here to link directly to the 2018/19 Board of Education Goals.

    District 7 is continuously seeking ways in which to improve our schools. If you have a question, suggestion, or concern related to the school district or any of our programs, I encourage you to contact any member of the administrative team or me at (630-595-9510) email - jcorbett@wdsd7.org.

    Please follow us on Twitter @wdsd_7 for regular updates regarding activities taking place at District 7. Search our hashtag #wdsd7 to see all the activities taking place in and out of our classrooms. You can also follow me on Twitter @johnwcorbett.


    John W. Corbett, Ed. D.
    Superintendent of Schools