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Please welcome Fred Hunter as our new principal of Parker Junior High School. Mr. Hunter is currently serving in his eighth year as principal at Lincolnwood Elementary School in Evanston. Previously he served for three year years as assistant principal at Haven Middle School where he also taught seventh and eighth grade math for six years.
Mr. Hunter earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Illinois State University and a master’s at National Louis University in early childhood administration. He is continuing his studies at National Louis University in pursuit of a doctorate in educational leadership, and his dissertation is focused on culturally relevant pedagogy.
Educators who have worked with Mr. Hunter have indicated that he has a strong commitment to students, teachers, and parents and that he is strong at building positive school culture. Mr. Hunter believes, “it is necessary to create a learning environment that provides students with the skills needed to thrive and excel in a global job market while challenging students and staff to explore and take risks.”
While Mr. Hunter’s official start date is July 1, the district is planning to welcome him at the school with a welcome reception in the near future.
Congratulations to Andrea Beaty, Serena Hills fourth grade teacher, who was recently awarded a Golden Apple Award. Andrea is one of ten recipients in the state. Click here for more information on Golden Apple.
Paige Transportation has made available to parents in Flossmoor School District 161 a FREE notification system to notify parents when there are bus delays. See attached PDF.
To view the Flossmoor School District 161 Strategic Plan Presentation from June 15, 2016, please see attachment.
Please take time to fill out our annual Parent Needs Assessment.
The Flossmoor School District 161 Board announced at its March 13th meeting the appointment of Dr. Dana Smith to be the new Superintendent for Flossmoor District 161.
Dr. Smith is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Early Childhood and Elementary Education in Woodstock School District 200 and comes to us with more than 15 years of experience in public education.
During the Superintendent search process, the board appointed Dr. Michael Popp to serve as Interim Superintendent. The Board is grateful to Dr. Popp for his leadership and thoughtful presence throughout the transition period.
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