Phone: 630-636-3300


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Phil Murray


I am excited to be starting my 10 year as the principal of Long Beach Elementary School.  Over the past 9 years, we have made some great strides in creating an inclusive, caring environment where all students are respected, developed and provided the best learning environment.

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Elmhurst College, now called Elmhurst University, in Elmhurst Illinois in 1995.  I received my Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, in 2002.  I began my teaching career as a seventh grade math teacher at West Chicago Middle School.  After two years, I transitioned to Winfield Middle School, where I served as the sixth, seventh and eighth grade math teacher, where I taught for 7 years.  My last two years at Winfield, I served in a dual role as math teacher and started my administrative experience as assistant principal. 

In 2004, I began my career in Oswego School District #308.  I served five years as the Assistant Principal at Traugher Junior High, and one year as the Assistant Principal at Bednarcik Junior High.  In 2010, I was hired as the Principal at Hunt Club Elementary School, where I served for three years before moving to Long Beach.  I started as the Principal at Long Beach in the fall of 2013, and have been here ever since.  I am in my 19th year in Oswego School District #308 and 28th overall in education.

I believe that when every member of the staff is all pulling in the same direction, great things can be accomplished!  We have a veteran staff here at Long Beach that has done many great things and we are all so eager to keep the positive momentum going!

Phone: (630) 636-3311


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Taylor McGinnis

This will be my first year serving as Assistant Principal at Long Beach Elementary School. Prior to arriving at Long Beach, I received my bachelor's degree in History/Secondary Education at Augustana College in 2016. My first three years out of college, I taught at a private high school in Chicago named De La Salle Institute. While there, I taught mainly grades 9 and 12 history classes. I also coached football, basketball, and started the school's first lacrosse program. 
After my first three years, I transitioned to public school and spent three years at Freedom Middle School in Berwyn, Illinois. At Freedom, I taught 7th and 8th grade social sciences. I also served as the Social Studies curriculum leader, and a faculty representative for the union. I also spent the last two years completing my master's degree in educational administration from The University of Illinois. 
School administration is what I have always wanted to do with my career, and I think Long Beach is going to the perfect place for me. I look forward to working with all the students and staff here as well as embracing this fantastic community.