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Superintendent's Message

Jean Stachowiak



To the Members of the North Palos District 117 Learning Community:

As we near the end of yet another school year, I'd like to pause for a minute and ask that you reflect and celebrate all the big and little successes that occurred throughout this past year.

Whatever those successes may be, celebrate them. Build on them and use them as your foundation to move forward with a big and bright future. Know that anything is possible and hard work and preparation are the keys to your success. We embrace that belief each and every day here in North Palos School District 117.
Quality is, and always will be, the hallmark in a host of big and small ways here in the district. We try to add value to our product - our students - every day. 
We take a great deal of pride in being a high-performing school district with high-performing expectations. We achieve high-performing results as the result of high-performing teachers teaching high-performing students. We make sure we are all invested in the academic successes of our students.
Have a great summer and we'll see you in August!
Yours in Education,

 Jeannie Stachowiak, Ed.D.



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