Superintendent's Office

5Essentials Survey


This is a reminder to participate in the annual 5Essentials Survey administration.  The survey window is from January 30 – March 29, 2024.  Survey responses will enable our district to make considerations based on the responses given by South Holland School District 151 parents. Your identity and individual survey responses will be kept confidential and will not be connected to you or your child.

Please visit to take the parent survey.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact UChicago Impact Customer Support at 1-866-440-1874 or


Dr. Teresa Hill

A Message from the Superintendent

March 20, 2024

Dear South Holland School District 151 Families,

Hello Spring! Taft, Eisenhower, Madison, and Coolidge Middle School will have Spring Break/Intersession from Friday, March 29 through Friday, April 5.  Spring Intersession programs will take place Tuesday, April 9 through Friday, April 12. All students will return to school on Monday, April 15, 2024 for the fourth quarter of the school year.

Student Safety

At this time of year, we always like to provide families with some safety reminders. This year, our community has seen an increase in children gaining access to THC and marijuana products as well as Vape pens. Because these items are so common and may be used legally by adults, children are sometimes tempted to try them. Unfortunately, a child’s use of these products can lead to severe health problems as well as major consequences if children possess them at school, on a bus or bus stop, on school grounds, or at a school sponsored event.

We encourage all families to talk with children and teens about vaping and using marijuana products. Even if you do not have these products in your home, children can gain access to them elsewhere. It is important that they know that they should not use these items and should let you know immediately if someone offers them a vape pen or a marijuana product.

While the children are off for Spring Break, please take some time to talk with your child about this issue and take steps to keep all our children safe.

Student Technology Devices

As a reminder, student devices will not be sent home during Spring Break/Intersession. We are asking all families to take advantage of this time to give the children a break from screen-time, online activities, and social media.  Although the use of technology devices can be helpful, it can also be overwhelming and give children access to negative images and interactions.  It can be very difficult for parents to constantly monitor everything children do and see online, especially when they have access to school devices in addition to smart phones and other devices at home.

During the Spring Break/Intersession, our schools will not ask or require any student to do online work or interact through social media.  We are hoping that all families will help their children take a much-needed break from this technology.

Family Survey

We would like to thank the many families who took the time out to complete the Illinois 5Essentials Survey.  If you did not get a chance to complete the survey, you may still do so until Friday, March 29, 2024.  Please visit our website to access the survey.

Thank you for your continued support.


Dr. Teresa Hill

Superintendent of Schools

I have served as Superintendent of South Holland School District 151 since 2012. Prior to coming to School District 151, I served as an Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction in Bloomington, IL and Barrington, IL for a total of six years.  I have served as an Elementary School Principal and Elementary Assistant Principal in Central Illinois.  I started my career as a Kindergarten teacher in Peoria Public School District 150.  

After attending Franklin Elementary School and Lincoln Junior High School (District 148) and graduating from Thornridge High School (District 205), I earned Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate degrees in Elementary Education and Educational Administration and Foundations from Illinois State University.  My research and service interests focus on the achievement gap, school improvement, curriculum and instruction, equity, and reading instruction. 

As an educator, my favorite thing to do is visit schools and watch student learning. Most School District 151 students have seen me at one time or another visiting their classroom, walking through the hallway, or watching their extracurricular activity.  I am inspired by the great things we can do with and for students both inside and outside of the classroom.  

My motto is "All children can learn . . . Period."


Dr. Teresa Hill
Mrs. Tamila McDade
Executive Assistant to Superintendent