Dear Elmwood Families and Community,
Welcome to Elmwood Elementary School and the 2017-2018 school year! It is truly an honor to serve as principal of Elmwood. My journey in education really started in 1999, when I became a teacher. I spent several years in the classroom as both a Junior High Teacher as well as an Elementary Teacher before assuming my current role as a principal. This year marks my 13th year as an administrator and I couldn’t be more excited to be in my hometown serving the Naperville community and leading Elmwood to accomplish many more great things.
My mission as principal at Elmwood is to ensure that we continue to put our students first. Here at Elmwood, we believe that all students can learn, and it is our job to support our students to reach their fullest potential. Our goal at Elmwood is to provide your children with the best educational and social emotional experience possible to ensure that they become 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 working with you as we partner together to give your children an excellent elementary 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 another tremendous school year!
Elmwood Elementary School