Community Unit School District 308

Serving all of Oswego and parts of Aurora, Joliet, Montgomery, Plainfield and Yorkville

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  • Dr. John W. Sparlin
    John W. Sparlin, Ed.D.

    Superintendent of Schools


    Dr. John Sparlin serves District 308 as the superintendent of schools. He earned his undergraduate from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Ill., and a master's degree in education from Benedictine University, Lisle, Ill. Sparlin also received his certificate of advanced study, Type 75 certification and a doctorate of education administration in educational leadership and supervision from Lewis University, Romeoville, Ill.

    With 24 years of experience, Sparlin has served multiple public school districts in Illinois.  He began his career in the Valley View School District as a teacher and coach. He then served in the Glenbard School District as a teacher and coach before beginning his administrative career as a dean of students. Sparlin then moved on to be the assistant principal of curriculum and instruction at Bolingbrook High School. He next served as principal at Humphrey Middle School and as principal of Romeoville High School.

    Prior to coming to District 308, Sparlin served as the executive director for human resources in the J. Sterling Morton High School District. Dr. Sparlin and his wife Jodi have been married for 21 years. They have three children: Jake, Katelyn and Kirsten. Dr. Sparlin and his family reside in Plainfield where he has lived his entire life.


    Areas of Responsibility:

    • Human Resources
    • Student Services
    • Oversight of Daily Operations of the District

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  • Dr. Judith Minor Judith Minor, Ed.D.
    Associate Superintendent

    Dr. Judith Minor serves as the associate superintendent of School District 308. She provides leadership and support to staff and partners with external stakeholders.


    Her previous positions included assistant superintendent for teaching and learning, SD308; assistant superintendent for student learning, Community High School District 99, Downers Grove; director of staff support services, Township High School District 214, Arlington Heights; and director of curriculum, instruction, and staff development, Community High School District 94, West Chicago.


    Minor received her doctorate of education in curriculum and instruction from Loyola University, Chicago, and a master’s of education in curriculum and instruction and interdisciplinary studies from National-Louis University, Evanston and a bachelor’s degree in English from McKendree University, Lebanon, Ill. She also holds superintendent and adminstrative endorsements from Loyola University, Chicago and a secondary education teaching certification from North Central College, Naperville, Ill. 


    Areas of Responsibility:

    • Teaching & Learning Department oversight
    • Communications Department oversight
    • AVID District Director
    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee member
    • External Partnerships/Grants oversight
    • Policy Advisory Committee facilitator
    • Teaching & Learning Advisory Committee co-facilitator
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  • Ali Mehanti
    Ali Mehanti  
    Assistant Superintendent for Business Services
    Ali Mehanti began his tenure as the assistant superintendent for business services for School District 308 in 2015. He previously served as the chief financial officer for Sterling Morton High School District 201, in Cicero, Ill., where he was responsible for maintaining a $110-million budget. In that role he provided overall coordination and leadership to district personnel and programs related to business services and oversaw the financial operation of the district.
    Mehanti also worked as the assistant business manager at Oak Park Elementary School District from 2007 to 2011, where he prepared financial statements, treasurer’s reports, and investment reports. He has a master’s degree in business administration from Concordia University, and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
    Areas of Responsibility:
    • Finance
    • Facility construction and development
    • Food Services
    • Maintenance and Operations
    • Transportation
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Mission Statement: In partnership with our families and communities, Community Unit School District 308 will educate all students to reach their highest potential Questions or Feedback?