Office of the Superintendent

  • Please welcome Mr. Joseph Matise, who was selected as the new Superintendent of Ridgeland School District 122 starting July 1, 2018. Mr. Matise is a graduate of Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park.  He received his bachelors from Northern Illinois University and masters from Governors State University.  Currently, he is pursuing his doctorate of education through Concordia University.

    Matise joins us from Burbank District 111 where he served as the Chief School Business Official for the past three years.  Prior to 111, he spent ten years in Chicago Heights District 170.  Throughout those ten years he served as a teacher and held various administrative roles.

    Mr. Matise is excited to join Ridgeland School District 122 and looks forward to working with our students, stakeholders and staff to continue the success.  One of the main focuses this year, will be the launch of a full-day kindergarten program. In addition, he will continue to work closely with the Partnership for Resilience to expand our program for trauma-informed schools.