John Heintz co-founded Chicago, Illinois’ Lydian, Inc. in 2013 and has worked as a senior legal consultant there since. He has also previously served as chief legal officer and assistant superintendent of operations for Niles Township High School District 219 located in Niles, Illinois. To help remain up-to-date within the field of education, Chicago’s John Heintz maintains membership with several professional organizations, including the Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (IL ASCD).
Formed in 1943, the IL ASCD has more than 2,000 members statewide and consists of principals, department heads, teachers, superintendents, university personnel, and other types of administrators. It offers members leadership workshops and programs that focus on increasing the quality of teaching and learning.
One event sponsored by the IL ASCD is the Conference on Learning & Expo, which is scheduled for October 26-27, 2016 at Roosevelt University’s Schaumburg campus. Opening keynote speaker Mike Schmoker will discuss “Teaching and Leading with Focus,” and the closing speaker, Jonathan Fanning, will address “Creative Leadership.” In addition to the speakers, the conference features 25 breakout sessions, and attendees can gain as many as 10 professional development hours.