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Before being named principal at East View Kindergarten Center, Janet DeMont served as principal at The Wheatlands Elementary School and as assistant principal at Fox Chase Elementary in District 308. She has worked in the district since 1992, first as a teaching assistant, then as an elementary music teacher. Prior to starting a family, DeMont was a first grade teacher in a neighboring district.
She has two degrees from Aurora University, in Aurora, Ill. She earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1982 and her master’s degree in educational leadership in 2002. She is pleased to serve the district at East View and believes it is a privilege to help lay the foundation for young learners as they begin their path to college and career readiness.
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My passion is supporting children's early learning and academic success! I have worked in early education since 2001, as an early childhood special education teacher, program coordinator and curriculum implementation specialist. However, I have also had the rich experiences of working at DuPage Children's Museum and as a researcher for child development and child/family projects at the Shedd Aquarium and several Head Start programs in Chicago.
In 2001, I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign. In 2004, I completed my master’s degree at Elmhurst College. In May, 2015 I completed my master’s degree in educational leadership at North Central College in Naperville, Ill. and have taught as adjunct faculty there since. I look forward to supporting students, families, and the community by working towards East View Kindergarten Center's mission: Building Foundations for Living and Learning-- One Kindergartner at a Time.
Special Education Coordinator
It is an absolute honor to be an Oswego School District #308 Special Education Coordinator, specifically at East View and Boulder Hill!
I bring with me varied experiences working in the field of special education. I worked for many years as the principal of a public elementary alternative therapeutic school for students in grades K-8 with severe emotional disabilities in the South suburbs. Prior to that, I was the Student Services Director at Thornridge High School, where I was also a coach for the speech team and a coach for the Special Olympics team. Previous to my administration experience, I taught as a special education teacher and speech therapist for several years in the south and southwest suburbs.
I attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where I received my bachelor’s degree. I continued on to earn several master’s degrees through St. Xavier University. I am currently enrolled in the doctoral curriculum and instruction program at Loyola University. I have completed all required coursework, passed my comprehensive exams, and am now in the dissertation phase.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, knitting, travelling and visiting my parents who have since retired to Arkansas. I have a driving commitment to support and build relationships with students and families, an approach to most situations that involves humor and laughter, and a relentless commitment to advocate for student rights. I look forward to a long career supporting the students, families, staff, and community of Oswego School District 308.