Dr. Michael Lubelfeld

Superintendent of North Shore School District 112

Michael Lubelfeld Ed.D. has served as a public school superintendent in Illinois since 2010. Prior to becoming a superintendent, he was an assistant superintendent, a middle school principal, a middle school associate principal, and a middle school social studies teacher. He currently serves as the superintendent of schools in the North Shore School District 112 in Highland Park, and Highwood, IL north of Chicago.  The district contains 9 elementary schools with just under 4000 students. Lubelfeld earned his Doctor of Education in curriculum and instruction from Loyola University of Chicago, where his published dissertation was on Effective Instruction in Middle School Social Studies. He is also on the adjunct faculty at Loyola University and National Louis University in the Department of Educational Leadership.

Mike was awarded the 2021 Administration and Supervision Distinguished Alumni Award from Loyola University of Chicago School of Education. Lubelfeld has presented on leadership topics around the state, nation, and world, and he is active in leadership development with state and national associations. He has led aspiring superintendent workshops in Illinois and across the nation. He can be found on Twitter at @mikelubelfeld, and he co-moderates #suptchat – the monthly superintendent educational chat on Twitter. He co-authored the 2017 Rowman & Littlefield book The Unlearning Leader: Leading for Tomorrow’s Schools Today, the 2018 Rowman & Littlefield book Student Voice: From Invisible to Invaluable, and the 2021 Rowman & Littlefield book The Unfinished Leader: A School Leadership Framework for Growth & Development. His latest book, the Unfinished Teacher: Becoming the Next Version of Yourself will be out Jan 2024. Mike and his wife Stephanie have two children and they live in suburban Chicago.