Superintendent of Schools

2016-2017 Back to School Message

(Click the image to view the Back to School Message on YouTube. The transcript is provided below.)

Welcome Back to School!

Dr. Wahl: Hello and welcome back to another great school year! I’m Nick Wahl, Superintendent of Schools at Carmel Clay Schools.  On behalf of all the teachers, administrators and staff, we’re energized, enthusiastic in continuing to enhance the educational journey of each and every student at Carmel Clay Schools. That passion and pride is evident through our vision of ensuring all students experience excellence, explore opportunities and realize their potential.

I’m here at Carmel High School.  Three of our Carmel High School students are with me.  We have 15 schools at Carmel Clay Schools and we are so excited that this high school is ready to be the capstone experience for all students in our district. We have some incredibly exciting initiatives to share with students and families this year, including introducing our most recent technology integration plan. This plan focuses on not only what technology can do, but how that technology can be utilized to amplify great teaching practices to enhance the learning experience of all of our students. We pride ourselves on being a very student-centered district; we’ve worked tirelessly to find these right technology tools that will allow for a more meaningful, exciting, engaging educational experience for all children.

I have here with me three students from my Superintendent’s Student Advisory.  Thank you for being here today guys. And I’m going to let them introduce themselves to you.

Jade: Hi, my name is Jade Brooks and I’m a Senior at Carmel

Ryan: My name is Ryan Foster and I’m Sophomore here at Carmel

JD:  Hi, my name is JD Arland and I’m a Senior right here at Carmel High School.

Jade:  So I know that I am, along with 16,000 plus students, here at Carmel am excited to begin the new school year and I’m also looking forward to spending time with my friends and teachers, playing in orchestra one last time, and getting to know my new senior schedule.

Ryan:  I know that I’m looking forward to the newly remodeled cafeteria here at Carmel.  They’ve been working on it all summer. I’m really looking forward to the sports season with the football team, cross country teams looking to repeat at state, along with going for 31 state titles with the girls swimming team.

JD:  Well, I think you guys said it the best yourselves. I don’t know how I can accurately follow that.  But I just say I am excited to get back to school and the extra-curriculars that I have grown to love, the classes that I can take here at Carmel that give me college credit beyond my time here Carmel Clay Schools, and I’m ready to give back that thing that Carmel does the best, and that is excellence! 

Dr. Wahl:  Awesome!  Thanks guys, thanks for being here today.  From all of us here at Carmel Clay Schools, welcome back and have a great school year!



Contact Information
Dr. Nicholas D. Wahl
Superintendent of Schools

Previous Superintendent Positions
Hinsdale Township High School District 86
Hinsdale, IL

Community Unit School District 201
Westmont, IL


B.S. Education, Indiana University
M.S. Educational Administration, Purdue University
Ed. D Educational Leadership, National-Louis University