Dr. Tammie Harmon

Phone: 630-636-3510

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Dr. Tammie Harmon

Principal

I am proud to serve as principal of The Wheatlands Elementary School. This year marks the 15th school year that I have served School District 308. I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Southern Illinois University, in Carbondale, Ill., in 1998. I began my teaching career as a student teacher in third grade in New Lenox. For the remainder of the 1998-1999 school year, I was a teacher’s assistant with special education students in fourth and fifth grades, also in New Lenox. I then helped open a brand new building in New Lenox as a fourth grade teacher and remained teaching there for six years. During that time, I received my master’s degree in administration from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, in 2001. I received my doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Aurora University.

I have served as a Churchill Mustang since 2005 when I became the assistant principal, then principal in 2011, but am now excited for the opportunity to be a Wolf!  I am honored to continue to build on the strong foundation at The Wheatlands and look forward to continuing to serve the School District 308 community in this capacity.
Mr. Garett Fair

Phone: 630-636-3511

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Mr. Garett Fair

Assistant Principal

I am so excited to serve as assistant principal of The Wheatlands Elementary School. As a new member of School District 308 I am eager to bring close to a decade of teaching and leadership experience to The Wheatlands community.

In 2013, I received my undergraduate degree in elementary education from Aurora University. That same year, I began my teaching career in East Aurora School District 131, the same school district of which I was once a student. From 2013-2016, I taught and mentored alternatively placed middle school students at the East Aurora Extension Campus. This role allowed me to exponentially grow my professional practice in areas of behavior management, building student rapport, restorative justice, and classroom management - all skills that have served me well throughout my career. 

In 2016, I was offered an opportunity to teach Fine arts at Rollins Elementary School. In that capacity, I also lead the East Aurora Elementary Fine Arts team as the Professional Learning Community (PLC) facilitator. In 2016, I was also named, by a collection of my peers, Rollins Elementary’s Rookie Educator of the Year, an honor of which I was greatly humbled and honored to receive. 

In 2018, I began working towards my masters degree/type 75 license in Educational Leadership and Administration at Concordia University Chicago. During this time, I accepted the position of 5th grade teacher at Rollins Elementary School. In this capacity, I served as our grade level team leader while also completing a year long administrative internship. Throughout my tenure at Rollins Elementary, I was privileged to serve our school, and community, as an active and engaged member with our school leadership, school improvement, Multi Tier Systems of Support (MTSS), New Educator Support, and Crisis Prevention teams. 

Upon completion of my masters degree and administrative license In 2020, I actively sought out an administrative position within SD308, the same school district In which my family resides and will one day serve my own children. 

I am so honored to join The Wheatlands Elementary’s very dedicated students, parents, and staff. I promise to serve my role with highest level of integrity, honesty, and professionalism and I thank you for your ample trust and support! Go Wolves!

Ms. Deven Butusov

Phone: (630) 636-3522

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Ms. Deven Butusov

Special Education Program Administrator

Deven Butusov began her career in 2003 as a school social worker with Kendall County Special Education Cooperative (KCSEC).  During her time as a school social worker, Deven serviced a variety of students with special education needs in the therapeutic day school setting.  In 2009, she became a Special Education Coordinator with KCSEC.  Throughout the years in this role, Deven has successfully coordinated special education programming at the elementary, jr. high, and high school level.  She is excited to continue her career as a Special Education Coordinator in the 2018-19 school year supporting the students, families, and faculty at The Wheatlands Elementary!

Deven earned her master’s degree in educational administration/Type 75 certification from Governor’s State University (University Park, IL), her master’s degree in social work from Aurora University (Aurora, IL), and her bachelor’s degree in social work from Illinois State University (Normal, IL).