Superintendent's Page

Dr. Courtney Orzel photoDr. Courtney Orzel

Superintendent of Schools


  • Doctorate in Education, Educational Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Master of Education Degree, Educational Administration, Concordia University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communications/English, Eastern Illinois University


  • Superintendent
  • Middle School Principal
  • Middle School Assistant Principal
  • Teacher:  Middle School Language Arts and Reading, High School English, Speech and Theatre

Family & Interests

Dr. Orzel lives in Frankfort, Illinois, with her husband, Jeff, her two children, Nolan and Elle, and their puppy, Winston.  She has served as an adjunct professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and at Governors State University.  In her spare time, Dr. Orzel serves as the president of the Lincoln-Way Area Special Education District 843’s Parent Advisory Council.