Highest-paid teacher in Adlai E Stevenson HSD 125 raked in $180,183.89 in the 2013-2014 school year
The top 50 highest-paid teachers in Adlai E Stevenson HSD 125 each earned more than $134,000 in total compensation in 2014, according to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
The amount reflects teachers' full adjusted pay - a calculation which includes benefits and all pension contributions by taxpayers for each teacher, and reflects a full year of work instead of the nine months teachers actually worked.
Records show that in 2014, Vicky L. Nordhem, a teacher at Adlai E Stevenson High School at 2 Stevenson Drive, received $180,183.89, the highest full adjusted pay among all teachers in the district.
Included in that amount was $54,935.89 in taxpayer-funded benefits, $35,986.55 in retirement benefits, and $18,949.34 in other benefits.
Overall, the total amount Adlai E Stevenson HSD 125 spent on its 50 highest-paid teachers in 2014 was $7,285,409.66.
Adlai E Stevenson HSD 125 had 258 teachers in 2014.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 Census American Community Survey, the median household income for Illinois was $57,444 in 2014.
ISBE is responsible for administering public education in Illinois and consists of nine board members appointed by the governor and approved by the Senate.
*Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly noted the teacher benefits data was from fiscal year 2015 when it was actually from fiscal year 2014. We have updated the story accordingly.