National Principals' Month
Oct 04, 2023
October is recognized as National Principals' Month, a time to emphasize the important role of our School Principals. Principal Appreciation Week is October 15-21, 2023 and Principal Appreciation Day is on Friday, October 20, 2023.
Dr. Jason Leahy, Executive Director of the Illinois Principal Association, said, "This year, we celebrate and encourage our state's school leaders as they lead forward. To do so, these courageous individuals lead their learning organizations with optimism, humility, vision, perseverance, and a deep commitment to do what is best for their students. Both research and common sense tell us how critical these servants are to positively influence young people, teachers, and communities. For this, they deserve our respect and gratitude."
I agree wholeheartedly with Dr. Leahy! I will add that I feel we have the best Principals in the entire state working in Joliet Public Schools District 86! We are blessed to have such dedicated Principals leading our schools. I am proud to work with them every day to reach their highest potential both personally and professionally.
Our Principals are the BEST!!
Culbertson Elementary School Principal, Larry Tucker
Cunningham Elementary School Principal, Luis Gonzalez
Eisenhower Academy Principal, Nicole Bottigliero
Farragut Elementary School Principal, Joy Hopkins
Forest Park IE School Principal, Jacob Darley
Jefferson Elementary School Principal, Consuelo Ramirez
Keith Elementary School Principal, Laticha Walton
Marshall Elementary School Principal, Dr. Emilia Herrera
Marycrest Early Childhood Center Principal, Melissa Crosby
Pershing Elementary School Principal, Carrie Busse
Sanchez Elementary School Principal, Amy Mucha
Sandburg Elementary School Principal, Dr. Shawn Olson
Singleton Elementary School Principal, James Kikos
Taft Elementary School Principal, Doriane Henderson
Thigpen Elementary School Principal, Dr. Teresa Woodard
Thompson Instructional Center Principal, Jennifer Braun
Woodland Elementary School Principal, Ben Meinert
Dirksen Junior High School Principal, Rolland Jasper
Gompers Junior High School Principal, Rita Sparks
Hufford Junior High School Principal, Kyle Sartain
Washington Junior High School Principal, Shavon Pittman
Thank you for taking some time to celebrate our amazing School Principals all this month!
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