About The Fed Ed


Dr. Tim Thomas - Co-Founder

Former Superintendent of the Northern Suburban Special Education District (NSSED).

Dr. Tim Thomas has served as past president of the North Cook Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA), the legislative chair of the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education (IAASE) and the liaison for North Cook IASA on the state board of education advisory committee. He has been actively involved in state and regional work sharing his expertise on systems change and best practices within the educational system. Dr. Thomas regularly meets with legislators, state board of education members, as well as members of the Governor’s Office advocating for educational advancements that reflect best practices from a practical perspective. Dr. Thomas has over 25 years of administrative experience, in addition to his former role as a school psychologist.

Dr. Judy Hacket - Co-Founder

In her tenth year as Superintendent of NSSEO, a special education district with eight member districts, six elementary and two high school districts located in the northwest suburbs of Illinois.

She serves on the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Board of Directors and is a one of the Midwest region board representatives for AASA, the national organization for superintendents. She continues to lead and serve on several committees with a focus on legislation, funding and leadership development. Her previous leadership experience included fifteen years as an assistant superintendent in Indian Prairie CUSD 204 and has worked as a consultant, a supervisor, university instructor and teacher throughout her extensive career in education.

An advocacy organization committed to positive federal influence for suburban school districts.

Our leadership and committee work continue to reflect the important aspects of advocacy, information and collaborative partnerships.

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FED ED's Membership is Extremely Cost Effective​. Annual membership is only $325.00 for school districts, other educational agencies and corporate or individual sponsors.​

Contact Details

Tim Thomas
Telephone: 1-312-215-6312
Email: tthomas97531@gmail.com

Judy Hackett
Telephone: 1-630-878-0250
Email: judyhackett1776@gmail.com

546 E. Delgado Drive
Suite 100
Palatine, IL 60074