• Greetings Homestead Families,

    I hope everyone had a relaxing, fun summer.  It is hard to believe that the beginning of the school year is upon us!  I am very excited for my sixth year as Principal at Homestead.  I am amazed by this supportive community, dedicated teachers and academic successes from our Husky students.  It is going to be a great school year.  This year, Homestead will be celebrating its 20th year as doors opened for the first time in August of 2002.  Our theme for this year is “20 Years, One Family”.  We will focus our efforts this year on continuing strong academic instruction, attending to the social and emotional needs of our students, and preparing our students to be productive citizens in society.  This year we will also honor the traditions, faculty, and alumni that have made Homestead the great place it is.  Homestead has been “Home” to many, and we will continue to foster a positive learning environment for our students.   

    Visit our website and Facebook page for up-to-date information and for all the “happenings” at Homestead throughout the year.

    Website: www.sd308.org/Homestead

    Facebook: Homestead Elementary School

    We welcome the following new employees to Homestead this year: Ms. Katie Ammenhauser-STARS Teacher, Mrs. Leslie Anderson-Gifted Education Teacher, Mrs. Joan Bowers-ELL Teacher, Miss Zoe Davis-Fourth Grade Teacher, Mrs. Wilma de Wit-Special Education Teacher Assistant, Mrs. Susan Feiner-STARS Teacher, Mrs. Bonnie Ketter-Second Grade Teacher, Mrs. Christine Kinley-Special Education Teacher Assistant, Miss Amanda Krantz-Learning Behavior Specialist, Mrs. Christina Massat-Special Education Program Administrator, Mrs. Kristen Paauwe-Social Worker, Ms. Mary Rotramel-Registered Behavior Technician, Mrs. Erin Skaggs-P.E. Teacher, Ms. Mary Wilfinger-Special Education Teacher Assistant.

    I am looking forward to an amazing year!  Please reach out to me at any time.


    Mr. Casey O’Connell, Principal


    (630) 636-3110