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I am honored to have been appointed to serve as the instructional leader of Oak Park High School.  As the newly appointed Principal, alongside Assistant Principal Mrs. Carissa Peterson and Assistant Principal Mr. Anthony DeGrazia, and our amazing Oak Pak High School family. We will continue driving our school toward excellence through the shared vision we’ve developed over the years. Together, we’ve experienced positive growth in teaching, learning, and student achievement.  With a clear roadmap for continuous school improvement, we will carry on through our collaborative efforts to function as a Professional Learning Community (PLC), with administrators, staff, parents, and students purposefully working interdependently to achieve common goals for which members are mutually accountable.


Our fundamental purpose is to ensure that all students learn at high levels and to develop academic and social skills that will allow them to become positive and productive citizens.  To accomplish our purpose, we will capture kids’ hearts while functioning as a PLC with data teams as our nucleus.  We believe that consistency and intentional efforts to uphold the following shared values will help us accomplish our purpose:

  • Building Relationships & Community         
  • Prioritizing Learning with High Expectation
  • Taking Ownership & Being Accountable
  • Prioritizing Learning with
  • High Expectations
  • Supporting a Safe Environment 

In order to achieve the goals intended, we solicit the continued support of our students, parents, and community leaders.  Your partnership, feedback, and active participation on this educational journey will help us move from good to great.  We look forward to an exciting school year and sincerely thank you for entrusting us with your child(ren).        


Yours in Education,