Mr. James Martin

Phone: 630-551-9410

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Mr. James Martin

Principal

I am honored to be a part of the Plank Junior High School and School District 308 learning community. In 1981 I earned my bachelor’s degree from North Central College, in Naperville, Ill., with a concentration in history and secondary education. I later attended Governor’s State University, Chicago, for my endorsement as a learning behavior specialist. I returned to Governor’s for my master’s degree in educational administration.

I have served in many roles during my career in education. I began as a teaching assistant, taught history, science and special education for 14 years and served as a high school dean of students for five years before moving into administration. Before my tenure here at Plank, I served as an assistant superintendent of Summit Hill School District 161 and as principal of Liberty Junior High School in Burbank School District 111. Before that, I held assistant principal positions at Central Middle School, Tinley Park, and Summit Junior High School, Frankfort.

My administrative team and instructional staff believe in putting student learning first; there can be no compromise. We are here to partner with our students and families to find a pathway to success for every individual, without exception. We are eager join with each and every parent and guardian within our learning community to provide world-class educational experiences for all Plank students.

Mr. Marcus Lewis

Phone: 630-551-9411

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Mr. Marcus Lewis

Assistant Principal 

Plank Junior High is pleased to welcome Mr. Marcus Lewis to our school as the new assistant principal.  He takes over for Mrs. Leslie Springer, who is now the assistant director of special education at the district administration center. 

Previously to joining SD 308, Mr. Lewis served as the academy principal for Jefferson High School in Rockford, Illinois.  Mr. Lewis has been an educator for the past 17 years.  He has been an administrator for the past ten years.  We all look forward to working with Mr. Lewis at Plank Junior High.    

Mrs. Emily Cummings

Phone: 630-551-9412

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Mrs. Emily Cummings

Assistant Principal

 

This is my 9th year in education and working for District 308. I taught at the junior high level for seven years and the elementary for two. During that time I worked as a special education teacher, assisting students with a variety of needs. I have been very blessed by the students that have been with me throughout this journey.  

I attended Illinois State University, in Normal, where I received my bachelor’s degree in special education. I also have a master’s in educational leadership from the University of St. Francis, Joliet, Il.

I am very excited for the opportunity to work with Plank's administrative team and staff!  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. 

Go Pirates! 

Ms. Susan Leef

Phone: (630) 551-9413

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Ms. Susan Leef

Special Education Coordinator