Tri-Valley District Leadership Team
Our administrative team is listed below. Please click on any name to e-mail the member of the team directly.
I would personally like to welcome everyone to Tri-Valley Elementary. I have had the pleasure to be the Principal of this outstanding school since the fall of 2007. My husband, Cory, and I, along with our son, Luke, are a part of this community and we are proud to call this our home! I was born and raised in Tremont. I graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. I then received a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Illinois State University and continued my studies to receive my administration certificate in 2005.
I am honored to be Principal at Tri-Valley Elementary working with amazing students, families, and a wonderful group of dedicated professionals. Our priority is to provide a high quality education for every student, every day. If you should ever have any questions, concerns or of course proud moments, please contact me. I am always here to help all of our families.
Principal, Tri-Valley Elementary School
I have been lucky enough to work in the Tri-Valley district for almost my entire career. I started out as a student teacher in 1st grade, then 2 years in Lexington, then back to Tri-Valley as a 3rd grade teacher and now the elementary principal. During my time here, I have been encouraged to grow professionally and been supported by teachers, administrators and the community in all of my roles in the district. This collaboration between all areas of Tri-Valley has made it a special place for me and am grateful for the opportunity to continue in this district.
I believe in helping to create a supportive environment that maximizes your children's potential and helps them grow into the people you aspire to see. As a parent, I am excited to have my kids experience the love, warmth, and dedication our teachers show each and every day. As a principal, I am incredibly proud of our staff and their ability to reach kids, push them, and help them grow.
I am married to Kristin and have two kids, Jack and Leni. My family is my top priority followed by the growth, achievement and wellbeing of your kids here. I have become a golf enthusiast, love to read, work outdoors, vacation with my family, and enjoy all sports. I encourage everyone to participate in the positive things our community and school have to offer and look forward to working with you all for many years!
Welcome to Tri-Valley! I have served as the principal at Tri-Valley High School since the 2014-2015 school year. I am proud to be a part of this excellent school district and I truly believe that Tri-Valley High School has one of the best faculties in Illinois. I am originally from Fisher, IL, and much of my prior professional experiences are from Fisher. For seven years I was a junior high and high school social studies teacher, followed by six years as Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Fisher H.S.
I hold a Bachelors Degree in history as well as a Masters Degree in educational leadership from the University of Illinois. I also served six years in the Illinois Army National Guard. I have been happily married to my wife, Sara, for six years. Sara and I have a young daughter, Elliana, and are expecting another child in the spring of 2015. When I am not at Tri-Valley High School, I enjoy traveling with my family, cooking, and following the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Bears.
I am excited to be Tri-Valley's Director of Special Services. I have the privilege of working with students, parents, and staff at all three buildings in the district. I received my undergraduate degree from ISU in special education, my master's degree in curriculum and instruction from NIU, and my Type 75 principal's certificate from ISU. I taught special education and general education for twelve years in Lake Forest, Illinois and in The Woodlands, Texas. I have also worked for ISU as a supervisor of practicum and student teachers in special education. When my husband and I moved back to central Illinois, there was no doubt what school district we would reside in. We are thrilled that our twin daughters can attend Tri-Valley Middle School. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, including camping, boating, and scrapbooking. I am eager to work with more families in the Tri-Valley school district, as we strive to meet the individualized needs of students.