The Wheatlands

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Mr. Jeff Gerard

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Email: jgerard@sd308.org

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Mr. Jeff Gerard

Principal

I am very proud to be a part of The Wheatlands family and honored to serve as principal. I have enjoyed working closely with the students, staff, and families of The Wheatlands. Our theme this school year is “Lead the pack—Excellence is a habit!”

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, and my master’s degree in educational administration from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. In 2008, I became a national board certified teacher. Before entering administration, I was a classroom teacher and taught first, second and fifth grades.

Please stay tuned to our website and weekly newsletter for important information on upcoming events. Please know that my door is always open and I welcome your ideas, comments, and feedback to work collaboratively to benefit our school. I look forward to another fantastic year with your students.

Mrs. Mary Weber

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Email: mweber@sd308.org

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Mrs. Mary Weber

Assistant Principal

 I am privileged to serve as assistant principal at The Wheatlands Elementary School. This is my 14th year serving in School District 308. Prior to becoming a Wolf, I served as Assistant Principal at Homestead Elementary school and earlier on had the opportunity to work as a first grade teacher at The Wheatlands and Lakewood Creek elementary schools. In addition to that, I served as a reading specialist at Lakewood Creek and Southbury elementary schools. I attended Barat College, in Lake Forest, Ill., and graduated in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. I earned my first master’s degree from the University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., in teaching and learning with a concentration in reading in 2005 and a second master’s from the same institution in educational leadership in 2011. I earned my reading recovery certification from National Louis University, Chicago, in 2010. I am excited to be a Wolf and look forward to continuing to work with amazing students, families and staff in my new position at The Wheatlands.

Mrs. Kristy Kormaniak

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Email: kkormaniak@sd308.org

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Mrs. Kristy Kormaniak

I am the special education coordinator at The Wheatlands and Homestead.  I graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2007 with my LBS1 and a minor in Spanish. After college, I took a long term maternity leave as a special education teacher in an early childhood classroom in Lemont. For the following two years, I continued to work in Lemont and became an inclusion teacher where I co-taught in 5th grade and 3rd grade classrooms. After Lemont, I taught in Matteson for a year as a resource teacher for students in kindergarten through third grade. For the past five years, I have worked in the Troy School District as a special education teacher providing minutes through a resource and co-teaching model for students in kindergarten through fourth grade. In 2014, I graduated from the University of St. Francis with a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and a Principal Endorsement as part of the new Principal Preparation Program.

I am very happy to be a part of Oswego 308! I view my new position to be one of service to the stakeholders of our school and district as a whole. My goal is to be a resource for staff, students, parents, and the community. I believe that a team effort is necessary to help everyone grow and learn to best meet the needs of students. I have heard excellent things about the staff and look forward to working with all of you!  My main office is Room 164. I will be at The Wheatlands on Tuesdays and Fridays, and at Homestead on Mondays and Wednesdays. I have coordinator meetings 2-3 Thursday afternoons each month, so that will be a flexible day depending on the needs of the buildings.

Mission Statement: In partnership with our families and communities, Community Unit School District 308 will educate all students to reach their highest potential Questions or Feedback?
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