Dear Pleasantdale Elementary Families,
Many of you already know that I have been named Principal, replacing Mr. Vandercar as he begins his retirement. I am excited to join the Pleasantdale community and have enjoyed the time I've spent in the district and school beginning to meet families and students.
I look forward to continuing many great traditions, like the ever popular lunch-time Uno, and beginning new ones which we will create together. I believe strongly in home/school partnerships knowing that the best way to support students is through our joint collaboration. My door will always be open to you.
For those of you who would like a little background on me, I'm proud to share that I'm the mother of two wonderful boys ages 10 and 12. We live in Elmhurst, which is also where I currently work as the K-5 Principal of Lincoln Elementary School. I have been here 6 years. Prior to this position, I lived and worked in Lake Bluff where I was the Assistant Principal for 3 years. Before working as an AP, I taught 2nd grade in Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 for 10 years. Prior to District 103, I taught 2nd grade at St. James Catholic School in Highwood, IL for one year.
|Dr. Palzet, Ms. Tomei, and Mr. Vandercar are all "Wild About Learning!"|
My other half, Steve, is an Optometrist in Frankfort where he owns his own practice. As a family we love to travel, in fact, we are heading to New Mexico next week. We also like to spend nights at home hanging out as a family watching movies, having epic Nerf battles, shooting hoops, or taking a bike ride. My boys enjoy lacrosse, basketball and video games. They also play keyboards and electric guitar. Like your family, our days are busy!
I am a strong believer in the importance of education and will work passionately with you and the staff of District 107 to provide a top-notch experience for your children. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time. In the meantime, have a wonderful summer!
For our students,