Mrs. Melinda Renier

Phone: 630-636-2710

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Mrs. Melinda Renier

I am honored to partner with our Traughber families and students as principal of our school. My first job in teaching was at the junior high level where I worked for my first 10 years in education as a teacher and later as assistant principal. I was a department leader, coach, and Athletic Director.  I then served as an elementary principal in both Indiana and here in SD308 at Homestead for 16 years.  I earned both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University. I have experienced over the years that there are many pathways to success and I look forward to helping our students find the path that works best for each of them. 

 

Mr. Chris Ferko

Phone: 630.636.2711

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Mr. Chris Ferko

Assistant Principal

 I have worked the past twenty-two years in education as a junior high and high school teacher, coach, assistant athletic director, and dean of students.  I am very excited to begin this next chapter of my professional career as assistant principal at Traughber Junior High School.  I received my bachelor's degree from Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois and my master's degree from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, Illinois.

 
Mrs. Amy Ryan

Phone: 630.636.2712

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Mrs. Amy Ryan

Assistant Principal

I started my career in District 308 as a student teacher at Traughber Junior High School and Boulder Hill Elementary. Upon graduation, I started teaching special education in fourth and fifth grades at Boulder Hill. Two years later, I moved to Traughber, where I taught for eight years. I have also served as Traughber’s Athletic Director before being named an Assistant Principal. I received my bachelor’s degree in special education from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, and my master’s degree in educational leadership from Aurora University, in Aurora.