Dr. Frances Karanovich is the Assistant Professor of Education Leadership at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Karanovich has more than 30 years of teaching and administrative experience ranging through elementary, middle, high school and college.
Karanovich is a recognized guest speaker presenting workshops, seminars and staff development courses on such topics as school climate, intra and inter school community strategies, school finance and educational leadership. She has received numerous awards including the 2005 Illinois Superintendent of the Year from the American Association of School Administrators and the 2000 "Break the Mold Award" for vision and leadership in educational excellence from the Illinois State Board of Education. Karanovich has served a variety of professional and community organizations including the Funding Information Accountability Committee of the Illinois State Board of Education, Governor Blagojevich's Education Task Force and the McDonough County Housing Authority Board of Directors.
She is a lifetime member of the SIUE Alumni Association and a member of the inaugural class of the SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame.