Meg McEnery-Schnoor, Ed.D.
- May 12, 2017
Dr. Meg McEnery-Schnoor’s career as a special education teacher and school administrator began while attending Harper College in 1989. A professor suggested that she consider teaching special education because he felt she had the patience, desire and intelligence to foster learning in special needs populations. Schnoor also worked as a volunteer tutor, note taker and swim instructor for students with disabilities during her time at Harper. All of these experiences further solidified her aspirations to be a special education teacher.
After earning her Associate’s degree from Harper in 1991, Schnoor continued her education at Illinois State University, earning a Bachelor’s in Education with endorsements in Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances and Cognitive Disabilities.
Upon graduation, she began her teaching career as an alternative school instructor for Township High School District 214. Her position involved working with economically disadvantaged children and wards of the state residing in Maryville Academy in Des Plaines. In addition, Schnoor continued her volunteer work as a swim instructor for students with disabilities, primarily those on the Autism spectrum.
In recent years, Schnoor earned a master’s degree and Doctor of Curriculum and Instruction degree. She has served as an Assistant Principal, Principal, District Director of Special Education and is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning for Community Consolidated School District 15 in Palatine, IL.
In her various positions, Schnoor has provided outstanding educational services to individuals with disabilities. She has served as an advocate, ensuring that the rights and needs of students with disabilities were considered and protected when serving on committees to open new school buildings, as well as a sounding board and resource for parents of students with disabilities. Schnoor’s efforts have been recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education with their Those Who Excel award, by Township High School District 214 with their Outstanding Contributions Award and the Illinois Alliance of Special Educators with the William Ott Award and Scholarship.