District 62 Celebrates Principals During Principal Appreciation Week
School District 62 celebrates Principal Appreciation Week October 18 -24, 2015, and Principal Appreciation Day on Friday, October 23, 2015. This state-endorsed recognition was first approved by the Governor of Illinois in 1990 and is annually celebrated.
Each and every school day District 62 principals work to provide safe, engaging schools for students. They take great pride in serving students, staff, and communities. They are a positive influence in the life of each student. Principals celebrate the accomplishments of students because they know that each and every child represents an unwritten story that may develop into a success story whose impact is passed along to innumerable others.
During Principal Appreciation Week, take the time to recognize the work of principals and thank them for being great.
This week, District 62 salutes:
- John Swanson & Dr. Jennifer Rosenzweig
Algonquin Middle School
- Kelly Krueger
Central Elementary School
- Dr. Leah Kimmelman & Denise Fernandez
Chippewa Middle School
- Colleen White
Cumberland Elementary School
- Dr. Julie Fogarty
Forest Elementary School
- Dr. Michael Amadei
Iroquois Community School
- Dr. Howard Coleman
North Elementary School
- Jennifer Bautista & Greg Schneider
Orchard Place Elementary School
- Guillermo Heredia
Plainfield Elementary School
- Amy Cengel
South Elementary School
- Dr. Bradley Stein
Terrace Elementary School
Principal Appreciation Day provides learning communities an opportunity to publicly recognize the work, commitment and importance of principals and assistant principals. Teachers, students, parents and community members are encouraged to perform some act of appreciation on October 23rd to acknowledge the leadership of building administrators in Illinois’ public and private schools.
D62 staffers honored by ISBE
District 62 teachers Kazimiera Kobylarczyk, Catherine Hanley, Dorothy Henson, Debbie Hanstad, and school business official Nelson Gray received Awards of Recognition in Student Support Personnel, Team, Teacher, and School Administrator Categories from State Superintendent of Education Tony Smith, Ph.D. During the 40th annual Those Who Excel/Teacher of the Year banquet in Normal. Paraprofessional Sheila Bellizzi was presented an Award of Meritorious Service. Two-hundred-and-fifty honorees were recognized on three levels and across multiple categories including classroom teacher, school administrator, and student support personnel.
A complete list of local recipients by county can be accessed at www.isbe.net/those-who-excel/2016/.