Principal's Message

  • Dear Elmwood Families and Community,

    It is a great honor to introduce myself to you as the new principal of Elmwood Elementary School for the 2020-2021 school year. For the past 14 years, I have supported District 203 students and families as a teacher, coach, and administrator. The partnerships and experiences I gained at Beebe Elementary School and Lincoln Junior High School will help Elmwood continue on our path of excellence. 

    As an educator, I align my practice to three core values—growth, cooperation, and authenticity. In order to educate all Elmwood Eagles to achieve the District Mission statement, I will work closely with you, our staff, and of course our students. I believe that effective and open communication between home and school is crucial to building the success of the school community. 

    Entering the 2020-2021 school year, our most essential priority is the physical and emotional wellness of students and staff. We will be doing everything in our power to maintain a safe, nurturing learning environment for all students. There are a number of challenges on our horizon, but I am confident that our school community is ready and able to provide the necessary supports. 

    Throughout the rest of July and into August, we will send additional summer updates providing more information on the upcoming school year. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. My direct email is: mlanges@naperville203.org should you have any questions.  

    Matt Langes, Principal
    Elmwood Elementary School