Mr. Larry Piatek

Phone: 630-636-3810

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Mr. Larry Piatek

Principal

I am proud to serve as principal of Churchill Elementary School. I have served as the principal at Orenic Intermediate School, Troy School District 30c, since 2013.  Prior to that, I was an elementary school principal for five years in Lombard, Illinois. I began my education/teaching career in 1995 as a middle school social studies teacher.  I also have received certifications in the following:  Chief School Business Official, 75 Administrative/Supervisory Certificate, and 09 Grades 6-12 Social Studies and I have a B.A. in History from Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana; an Illinois Teacher Certification from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois; a M.A. Educational Leadership from Aurora, Illinois; and a M.S. School Business Administration from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

Dr. Denise M. Gildon

Phone: 630-636-3811

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Dr. Denise M. Gildon

"I believe that all children are capable of learning. The secret is in understanding their learning styles and what motivates him/her. Working in partnership with parents, teachers and the students themselves, we can insure that every student has the opportunity to reach their highest potential academically."

~Dr. Denise M. Gildon

I am ecstatic to serve as assistant principal of Churchill Elementary School. I received my bachelor's degree in accounting from Illinois Benedictine University in 1999. Having a commitment to community service, I noticed many inequities in education as I volunteered in the various districts and compared it with the excellent education that my own two children were being provided.

This led me to getting my master's degree in arts and teaching from National Louis University in Chicago in 2007. Upon graduation, I spent five years as a fourth and fifth grade teacher motivating and preparing students for junior high school and beyond. While serving Joliet School District 86, I went back to school and received an additional master's degree in reading in 2009 and a Type 75 administrative certification in 2012. I then was promoted to dean of students at Hufford Junior High School where I worked in that capacity for three years. In August of 2015, I joined School District 308 and served as the assistant principal at Long Beach Elementary School. In my continuation in feeding my love of learning I obtained my doctoral degree in education leadership from the University of Saint Francis in Joliet, IL in August of 2016.

In my tenure of education, I have learned that all people hold the capacity to achieve thier dreams and aspirations if they are persistent and build strategic relationships. I am proud to have joined the diverse community of School District 308 to ensure that the students in our community excel and reach their highest potential.

This will be an excellent school year for all!

 

Mrs. Maureen Troke

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Mrs. Maureen Troke

Mrs. Lucille Melchert

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Mrs. Lucille Melchert

LSP Program Coordinator