Superintendent of Schools for SPEED Special Education Cooperative District 802
- Ed.D. – Loyola University with endorsements as Superintendent and Chief School Business Official
- M.S.W. – School Social Worker, Aurora University
- M.S. Sped – Dominican University with an endorsement for State Director of Special Education
- B.A. – Psychology from Northern Illinois University
Dr. Tina Halliman is in her eighth year as a School Superintendent and fifteenth year as a District Office Administrator. She served for four years as Superintendent of Schools for Cook County School District 130 where she was responsible for the successful delivery of comprehensive educational services to nearly 4,000 students who attended 11 schools across four communities. In this districts’ nearly 100 years of existence, Dr. Halliman was the 2nd female Superintendent and the very 1st minority Superintendent to serve in this role. Currently, she is the Superintendent of Schools for SPEED Special Education Cooperative District 802 where she provides an array of programs and services to students with special needs and their families. Her Cooperative serves 15 member districts consisting of 3 high school districts, 11 elementary districts and 1 unit district.
Dr. Hallimans’ introduction into the public school system started from humble beginnings in her roles as a summer school painter and custodian while attending college. Upon graduating from college, she began work in schools as a Crisis Interventionist, School Social Worker, and Special Education Teacher with Chicago Public Schools District 299, Cook County School District 130, and Homewood Flossmoor High School District 233 which intensified her desire to improve educational outcomes for all children. It is with these same districts that she began her career as an administrator serving as Dean of Students at Homewood Flossmoor High School and moving to the Director of Special Services with Cook County School District 130 from 2006-2010. Prior to her role as Superintendent, Halliman served four years as Assistant Superintendent of Special Services at the 4,000-student Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 where she led collaborative efforts to develop, implement, and evaluate services for special education students and faculty.
Dr. Halliman has an Ed.D. from Loyola University with endorsements as Superintendent and Chief School Business Official, a M.S.W. from Aurora University with an endorsement as a School Social Worker, a M.S. Sped. from Dominican University with an endorsement for State Director of Special Education and a B.A. in psychology from Northern Illinois University.
Dr. Halliman has received honors as the IEA Human and Civil Rights Recipient, Three-time recipient of the Diversifying Higher Education Faculty Program fellow, and Special Education Professional Delegate to South Africa where she presented on ADHD. She has served in an array of leadership roles such as IASA South Cook Regional Professional Development Chair for the past four years, Superintendents’ Commission for the Study of Demographics PD Leadership Chair, and DuPage West Cook Governing Board as Vice Chair & Secretary. Dr. Halliman has been trained and served on several committees such as Strategic Planning Steering Committee, Financial Advisory Committee, and District Equity Leadership Team where she has been trained in Courageous Conversations about Race (CCAR) and National SEED Project-Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity.