Dear Elmwood Families and Community,
Welcome to Elmwood Elementary School! I am very excited to be part of the Elmwood community. I came to District 203 in 2013-2014 with fourteen years of experience in education from West Aurora District 129. During my time in West Aurora, I taught for six years at both the Middle School and Elementary School. After receiving my master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Illinois University, I moved into administration and served as Assistant Principal and Principal at Hall Elementary. I completed my tenure in District 129 at Schneider Elementary where I was the Principal for three years. After spending the first part of my career in West Aurora, I wanted to return to District 203 where I was a student. I attended Prairie Elementary, Washington Junior High and Naperville North High School and I was thrilled to come back last school year to my hometown!
My goal at Elmwood continues to be to educate our students to be self-directed learners, collaborative workers, complex thinkers, quality producers and community contributors. Throughout the school year, your child’s teachers and I will continue to make a special effort to stay in touch with you. Students will have excellent teachers at Elmwood, but the key to healthy, happy and successful students is the positive involvement of parents and families. Please ask your child about their friends and teachers. Get involved as they complete their school assignments or seek your help on special projects. Encourage your child to read at least 20 minutes every night. I am confident that your child will demonstrate greater motivation as you continue to show interest in their academic and social experiences.
I look forward to continuing to work with you as we partner together to give your children a great educational experience. My door is always open and I encourage you to call or stop by at any time and for any reason. I am committed to being here for your children and will do everything I can to ensure your child receives the best education and experience while at Elmwood Elementary.
Let’s work together to make this a tremendous school year!
Elmwood Elementary School