Phone: 630-636-3300

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Mr. Phil Murray

Principal

I am proud to serve you as the principal of Long Beach Elementary School. I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Elmhurst College, in Elmhurst, Ill., in 1995. 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 as a sixth, seventh, and eighth grade math teacher, where I remained for seven years. My last two years in Winfield, I served a dual role as a math teacher and assistant principal. I received my master’s degree in educational administration from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, in 2002.

I have been in School District 308 for the past 10 years, serving as assistant principal at Traughber Junior High School for five years and at Bednarcik Junior High for one year. In 2010, I was hired as the principal of Hunt Club Elementary School, where I served for three years before moving to Long Beach Elementary School to start the 2013-14 school year. As I start my 11th year with the district and 20th year in education, I believe that doing everything we can to provide all students the best opportunity to learn and excel is at the forefront of my passion. I look forward to serving the staff, students and families of Long Beach 

Phone: (630) 636-3311

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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.