Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Craig Winkelman started in his role as Barrington 220's Superintendent of Schools on May 1, 2023.
He is a familiar face in Barrington 220, bringing significant experience and leadership in education. Dr. Winkleman previously worked as the district’s Deputy Superintendent, as well as the district’s Assistant Superintendent for K-12 Schools & Operations. In his roles, he oversaw key district initiatives (Build 220, Equity 220, Framework 220 and Safety 220), supervised and evaluated all principals, tracked policy updates for the Board of Education, led district leadership meetings, and worked closely with community organizations as a strategic partner.
Dr. Winkelman began his career in education in Barrington 220 in 1997, working as a Special Education Teacher at Barrington High School. He went on to work as the Assistant Principal at Station Campus, then as a Principal in Community Consolidated District 15 for two years. In 2006 he returned to Barrington 220 as the Principal of Station Campus, a position he held until 2017. He holds an associate’s degree from Harper College, a bachelor's degree in Special Education from Illinois State University, a master's degree in Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from National Louis University. In 2020 he received the Harper College Distinguished Alumni Award.
Dr. Winkelman resides in the Barrington area with his wife Amy, who works at BHS. They have two daughters, one who attends Auburn University and the other is a student at Barrington High School. Click here to learn more about Dr. Winkelman, as featured in Quintessential Barrington.