Meet the New Director of Buildings and Grounds

Board Appoints New Director of Buildings and Grounds
Posted on 05/23/2019
Joel Gallegos

Joel Gallegos has been appointed the new Director of Buildings and Grounds. He will start work July 1, upon retirement of Bill Gilstead, who worked at the district for 25 years.

Joel comes to Northbrook from Barrington District 220, where for two years he was Coordinator of Operations, Custodial and Grounds. He managed the day-to-day operations for 12 schools. He also served on the Facilities Committee, which plans for and completes an average of $2.5 million in summer projects annually.

Prior to Barrington, Joel managed custodial operations at College of DuPage for four years and was a facilities manager at Mundelein High School for four years. He began his career as a district manager overseeing corporate facilities.

Joel’s colleagues and supervisors credit him as a knowledgeable, strong team-builder. He will oversee operations at all four district schools and manage the custodial and maintenance staff.