Flossmoor School District Welcomes Fred Hunter as the New Principal of Parker Junior High School for the 2017-2018 School Year
Please welcome Fred Hunter as our new principal of Parker Junior High School. Mr. Hunter is currently serving in his eighth year as principal at Lincolnwood Elementary School in Evanston. Previously he served for three year years as assistant principal at Haven Middle School where he also taught seventh and eighth grade math for six years.
Mr. Hunter earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Illinois State University and a master’s at National Louis University in Educational Leadership. He is continuing his studies at National Louis University in pursuit of a doctorate in educational leadership, and his dissertation is focused on culturally relevant pedagogy.
Educators who have worked with Mr. Hunter have indicated that he has a strong commitment to students, teachers, and parents and that he is strong at building positive school culture. Mr. Hunter believes, “it is necessary to create a learning environment that provides students with the skills needed to thrive and excel in a global job market while challenging students and staff to explore and take risks.”
While Mr. Hunter’s official start date is July 1, the district is planning to welcome him at the school with a welcome reception in the near future.
New Assistant Principal
Flossmoor School District Welcomes Jennifer Hartmann as a New Assistant Principal of Parker Junior High School for the 2017-2018 School Year
Please welcome Jennifer Hartmann as our new assistant principal of Parker Junior High School. Ms. Hartmann is currently serving in her fourth year as a social studies, writing and science teacher at PFC Omar E. Torres Charter School in Chicago. She is a Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellow whose work group met with and presented feedback on the new ESSA law and assisted in creating the new Illinois School Accountability Tool/School Report Card that will be used in 2018 and beyond. Previously Ms. Hartmann served for nine years teaching social studies and English at Perspectives/IIT Math & Science Academy in Chicago and Rickover Junior High School in Sauk Village. Her teaching experience span grades six through twelve. Ms. Hartmann earned a bachelor’s degree in history and secondary education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a master’s degree in liberal arts and social sciences from the University of Chicago, and another master’s degree from Roosevelt University in educational leadership. Ms. Hartmann says she is excited to be getting back to her roots; coming to Flossmoor is like coming home for her. She believes that students are impacted by the culture of the building, and she looks forward to working to promote a positive culture at Parker Junior High School. Ms. Hartmann is focused on being solutions-orientated and is excited to take a step from being a teacher leader to an assistant principal.
Ms. Hartmann’s official start date is July 1, 2017.
New Assistant Principal
Flossmoor School District Welcomes Rebecca Williams as a New Assistant Principal of Parker Junior High School for the 2017-2018 School Year
We are pleased to welcome Mrs. Rebecca Williams as our new assistant principal at Parker Junior High School! Mrs. Williams just completed her thirteenth year of teaching science at Marquardt Middle School in Glendale Heights, IL. In addition, she was the volleyball coach for both girls and boys. Mrs. Williams earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Francis, majoring in elementary education with middle school teaching endorsements in science, social studies, and language arts. She also has two master’s degrees from Benedictine University. One in Literacy Education and another in Leadership and Administration. Mrs. Williams has been described as “instrumental to the success” of her previous school and we look forward to her contributions in District 161.
It's not too late to sign up for Parker's Cross-Country Team. We are again continuing our summer tradition of team fun runs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9 - 10:15am at the north end of Apollo Park until August 18.We'd like your child to help carry on the team's winning tradition while making great friends and great memories contributing to a winning team. They can come join us at Apollo to see what our sport and team are all about.For more information about our team, the team's website (with photos, team history, and more information) is pjhrunning.com.Contact Mark Eichenlaub at email@example.com or Tim Germeraad at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.We look forward to another great season!Thanks!Mark Eichenlaub and Tim GermeraadParker Junior High School
New Superintendent selected.
The Flossmoor School District 161 Board announced at its March 13th meeting the appointment of Dr. Dana Smith to be the new Superintendent for Flossmoor District 161.
Dr. Smith is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Early Childhood and Elementary Education in Woodstock School District 200 and comes to us with more than 15 years of experience in public education.
The Board will schedule a meeting late next week to vote on the final contract. Following the vote, the community is invited to attend a welcome reception for Dr. Smith. Time and location of the reception will be made available as soon as possible.
During the Superintendent search process, the board appointed Dr. Michael Popp to serve as Interim Superintendent. The Board is grateful to Dr. Popp for his leadership and thoughtful presence throughout the transition period.
Click here for more information.Parker Junior High School
Join Flossmoor Baseball Today!
Register today for Flossmoor Baseball - it's not too late - deadline is March 1st!Parker Junior High School
District 161 is excited to announce that we are continuing student access to digital devices at Parker Junior high school. Beginning this fall, students in grades 6 - 8 will be issued a Chromebook along with a protective case for use in school and at home.
Chromebooks will assist our students by providing access to digital materials at home as well as at school. Students will be able to utilize email and calendars to help them stay organized, improve communication, and assist them in learning to manage the technological skills prevalent in society today. Each year we are seeing more classroom materials and textbooks available online. Students will have access to this information whenever and wherever they may be without needing to carry all of their textbooks with them. We will also be strengthening the digital citizenship of our students.Parker Junior High School
Bullying Reporting Form
Recognizing the need for early response on incidents of bullying, Parker Junior High School has released a "Bullying Reporting Form' for the 2016-2017 school year.
To access the form, please click here.