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Superintendent's Message

Jean Stachowiak



To the Members of the NPD117 Learning Community,

It is with a great deal of pride and enthusiasm that I welcome you to the 2015-2016 school year!

For parents/guardians whose children are entering our schools for the first time, a special welcome and a heartfelt thank you for the trust you have placed in us. For parents/guardians of returning students, please know that the same care and commitment we have shown to your children will continue as we move forward in what we truly believe will be another amazing and successful school year.

For generations, North Palos District 117 schools have served as the educational home to students across our community, as well as a critical part of what makes our cities and villages such a great place to live.

As superintendent, I am thrilled to be part of a district where traditions are held in such high regard, and where keeping current with best teaching and learning practices is valued. All of this ensures that every student receives the resources necessary to be successful as a lifelong learner.

I look forward to another exciting year of outstanding achievement and growth!


Yours in education,


Jeannie Stachowiak, Ed. D.

Superintendent of Schools










Through a dedicated commitment from students, parents, staff and the entire community, the mission of North Palos School District 117 is to create a positive, caring, learning environment, which fosters excellence and active student participation and to ensure that every student will realize his/her full potential as a socially responsible lifelong learner.


Visionary Leadership
Search for Possibilities

Learning Centered Education
Developing Professional Learning Communities
Organizational and Personal Learning
Creates a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Managing for Innovation
Model and Monitor what is Important

Systems Perspective
Find Ways Around Obstacles

Management by Fact
Find what is Working

Focus on the Future
Believe that Solutions Exist

Public Responsibility and Citizenship
Be the Best for the World

Realize that Change is a Possibility

Focus on Results and Creating Value
Broaden Your Definition of Winning