It is my honor and pleasure to serve as the Madison Elementary School principal. This marks my ninth year in this position. Before coming to the Madison community, I was the principal at Johnson Elementary in Warrenville for five years and assistant principal at Johnson for one year. After graduating from Eastern Illinois University, I began my career at Pleasant Hill Elementary. There I worked for seven years. I began as a paraprofessional in the reading and special education programs. Then taught for six years in first grade and third grade. Along the way, I earned a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Aurora University and I am proud to say that I have worked in these excellent District 200 schools throughout my entire career.
I believe passionately that public education helps to build and bolster our community's strong foundation. While guiding students through rigorous social/emotional and academic standards; we have the opportunity and responsibility to ensure that ALL students seize the opportunities of a great education and become great citizens of our community, our country and our world. It is an awesome responsibility and I am thrilled to be a part of it!
It is my pleasure to serve and be a part of this District 200 community where I have lived most of my life. I was born and raised in Warrenville and Wheaton and my family calls this community home as well. My wife, Lisa, and I are blessed with six children. Lisa and I, Ruby and Jackson (16), McKenna (14), and Lauren, (12), were thrilled when Nana (10) and Nique (6) joined our family on the first day of school in 2012 and were finally, formally adopted in February of 2015.
I enjoy getting to know each member of our Madison community and hope that this has helped you get to know me as well.