Dr. Michael Jacoby, Ed D, SFO

Executive Director,
Illinois ASBO
35 Year Member
Platinum Member
Affiliate Executive Director

Executive Director,
Illinois ASBO


Dr. Jacoby has served as an educator for 30 years. 6 years in the classroom, 16 years as a school business official, 4 years as Superintendent of Schools and is now serving as the Executive Director of Illinois ASBO.

He has served as President of Illinois ASBO in 1999-2000 and has been an adjunct professor for Northern Illinois University for the past 15 years. He also served as Chairman of the ASBO International Editorial Advisory Board for School Business Affairs, is the current Editor of The Journal of School Business Management, was Chairman of the Illinois Education Roundtable and has authored numerous articles and been a presenter for Illinois ASBO, Manitoba ASBO, Washington ASBO, Oregon ASBO, Indiana ASBO, the ASBO International Leadership Conference and for 7 ASBO Internatinal annual conferences on the subject of The Character of Ethical Leadership. He also leads the ASBO International choir.

Michael also serves as the Chairman of the Global Outreach Team at New Covenant Bible Church, sings in the music ministry, has served as Chairman of the Elder Team and oversees the operation of a house for missionaries with his wife Heidi. He is also on the board of directors of the Illinois Energy Consortium, The Illinois School District Liquid Asset Fund, and the Geneva History Center.

Mike and Heidi reside in Geneva, Illinois where they have raised their three children. Anna (Anderson) 28, James 26, and Elyse 24.


Northern Illinois University
Doctorate, 1993
Educational Leadership
1987 To 1993
Dissertation: The Incidence of Moonlighting Among Illinois Teachers
Advisor: Dr. Charles Sloan

Illinois State University
MS in Education, 1985
Educational Administration
1983 To 1985

University of Iowa
Iowa City
Bachelor of Science, 1980
Music Education
1977 To 1980

Job History

Illinois ASBO
Executive Director
January 2006 - present

Geneva Community Unit School District 304
Superintendent of Schools
January 2002 - January 2006

Geneva Community Unit School District 304
Assistant Superintendent - Business
January 1986 - January 2006

Morris Community High School
Director of Vocal Music
January 1980 - January 1986

Geographical Region

  • Midwest

Job Classification

  • ASBO Affiliate


  • Ed.D