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Dr. Jennifer Groves

Phone: 630-636-3610

Email: jgroves@sd308.org

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Dr. Jennifer Groves

Principal

I am excited to be starting my first year as principal at Prairie Point Elementary School.  Prior to coming to Prairie Point, I served as principal of a private school in Joliet for 8 years.  Before becoming a principal my background was in special education.  I began my teaching career working with elementary students in Elgin and then taught in schools in Hillside and Wilmette.  I worked as a special education administrator for the Proviso Area for Exceptional Children for 6 years before accepting my first principal position.  I earned my undergraduate degree from Bradley University in Elementary Education.  I completed all of my graduate work at Loyola University in Chicago, receiving a Master’s Degree in Special Education and a Doctorate of Education in Administration and Supervision.   Having lived in Oswego for the past 11 years, I am very excited to bring my leadership skills home to my community.  I look forward to meeting and working with the teachers, students and families of Prairie Point!

 

Mrs. Jennifer Kern

Phone: 630-636-3611

Email: jkern@sd308.org

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Mrs. Jennifer Kern

Assistant Principal

I am honored and grateful to serve as the assistant principal at Prairie Point Elementary School. This is my 11th year in School District 308 and at Prairie Point where I have taught third and first grades. I began my teaching career in West Aurora District 129 at the Aurora University Partnership School and Freeman Elementary teaching second and fourth grades. I received my undergraduate degree in elementary education from Aurora University, in Aurora, Ill., and continued my education by completing a master’s in educational leadership through Benedictine University, in Lisle, Ill. I have previously held positions as interim assistant principal at both Fox Chase and Prairie Point elementary schools. 

I am excited to continue serving our school community through working with parents and staff alike, and I enjoy nothing more than spending each day with kids and being a part of their academic and social-emotional growth. 

Mrs. Julie Lenz

Phone: 630-636-3646

Email: jlenz@sd308.org

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Mrs. Julie Lenz

Special Education Coordinator

I am privileged and excited to be a part of District 308 and their special education team as the new Special Education Coordinator at both Lakewood Creek and Prairie Point Schools.  As a graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in Deaf Education,  I began my teaching career in the south suburbs of Chicago at a large special education regional program working in all areas of special education.  I worked there for 11 years.  I continued my education at Concordia University graduating with a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration.  I began my administrative career in 2007 as an Assistant Principal for mulit-needs students.    For the last five years, I was the Principal for a pre-K through high school Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program.     

My goal is to see each student grow and learn. I look forward to working in partnership with the teachers, students and parents in District 308.   

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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