Dan Bridges, Superintendent of Schools

  • Dan began his role as Superintendent in 2011, previously serving the District as Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education. Prior to joining Naperville 203, Dan spent 13 years as a school administrator, including years as an elementary, junior high, and a high school principal. Dan began his career in education as a middle school social studies teacher.
    His main responsibility is to act as the school district's chief executive officer. He is hired by the Board of Education to ensure all Board policies, state and federal laws are implemented. Dan also is responsible for setting the vision and direction for the school district based on the values and beliefs of our community.
    Working with the extraordinary people and incredible teams at Naperville 203, and visiting classrooms to talk with students and staff about what they are learning and how they are growing are what Dan enjoys most about his role at Naperville 203.
    Dan is active in the community volunteering and serving on boards and committees of various organizations including the Naperville Education Foundation, Naperville Rotary Club, Naperville Development Partnership Executive Committee, Naperville Chamber of Commerce, Kids Matter Advisory Board, and the 360 Youth Services Advisory Board. 
    Spending time with family, golf, history and supporting his favorite Chicago sports teams, The Chicago Bears and White Sox, is how Dan spends his free time. 
    Dan has a Bachelor of Arts in History/Secondary Education from Millikin University, a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Aurora University and an Education Specialist degree in Education Administration from Northern Illinois University.  Dan and his wife Dawn are proud to call the Naperville 203 community home. All five of their children are graduates of Naperville 203 schools.