Dr. Lynette Zimmer has been the Superintendent of Schools for Lake Villa Community Consolidated School District 41 since July 2014. She has over 30 years experience in public education as a teacher, principal and district administrator.
Before coming to Lake Villa 41, Dr. Zimmer served as Superintendent of Prairie Grove School District 46, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services and Principal at Fremont Elementary School District 79, Principal at Zion Elementary School District 6 and Assistant Principal at McKinley Junior High School in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She also served as a Math Specialist and a teacher in first, fifth and sixth grades.
Dr. Zimmer holds a Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago in 2003 and her dissertation was focused on brain research and learning. She also holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and a Bachelors Degree with a major in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin Parkside.
Core beliefs and principles that drive Dr. Zimmer are a passion for children and educational excellence. She is an advocate for Social Emotional Learning and educating the whole child. It is not uncommon to see Dr. Zimmer and her therapy dog named Jeep visiting classrooms and interacting with students, staff, and families.
“I became an educator to make a difference in the lives of children. I believe children are the most important resource of our community and deserve nothing less than the best we each, individually, have to offer.”