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Superintendent's Message

Jean Stachowiak

On behalf of the members of the Board of Education and staff, I would like to welcome you to North Palos School District web site.


It is our goal to share up-to-date information about our schools and what is happening throughout our district.  We hope the information we include on our district and school sites is helpful to you. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.


We have had a very successful first quarter.  The students have been working hard throughout the district to refine their skills in the classroom, on the field, on the court, and in the concert hall.


As educators, we are charged with assisting our students refine their talents and discover new ones.  We meet them where they are, and we help them grow.  As a district, we set minimum expectations for each and every one of our students but wish for maximum achievement.  We expect our students to practice.  We expect our students to give their all.  We expect this because we practice and refine our skills, and every day we give them OUR ALL. 


I have been invited to serve as one of forty-two superintendents on a state-wide committee formed by the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) entitled Vision 20/20.  The subcommittee of which I am a part is charged with defining our committee’s vision for Digital Learning and Assessment and Accountability.  Information regarding this committee and its vision will be presented on our school district website. 


In the media, schools are portrayed as not wanting to be accountable to you; the students, parents, and community taxpayers.  I can assure you that we in NPD117 believe strongly in the use of data and the practice of accountability which is evident in the high achievement our students enjoy and our purposeful allocation of resources to support our North Palos School District 117 Strategic Plan. 


We are looking forward to continued success this year and welcome your feedback.  



Thank you for visiting our website,

Dr.  Jeannie Stachowiak, 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

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