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Mr. Patrick Haddock

Principal

I am proud to serve as principal of  Fox Chase Elementary School. I am honored and humbled to be a part of this wonderful school community. I look forward to building strong, positive relationships with students, staff, and parents within this amazing community.   I received my bachelor's degree at Southern Illinois University. I have a master's degree in educational administration from Aurora University.  

Fox Chase Elementary School is an amazing place filled with students and staff who enjoy learning while creating an outstanding school environment.  My passion will focus on building positive relationships.  I am a strong believer in investing the time to make those connections with students, staff and members within the community.  

I am looking forward to starting my eighth year as an administrator within School District 308.  I have served as a Hunt Club Cougar since 2014 when I became the assistant principal, then principal in 2016, but now I am excited for the opportunity to come back home and once again be a Jaguar!  Fox Chase is where I first started my career in SD308 and I am honored to continue to build on the strong foundation at Fox Chase and look forward to continuing to serve the School District 308 community in this capacity.

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Ms. Amy Steves

 

I am honored to be joining the stellar team at Fox Chase Elementary and Oswego Community Unit School District 308, together, we will ensure a positive, safe, and strong school year for our students.  It is my great honor and privilege to be joining you at Fox Chase Elementary School as your new assistant principal. While this school year has already been full of change, I am confident that you all will find me to be a caring, dedicated, and friendly addition to your school community. The entire staff at Fox Chase is fully committed to helping your children grow academically, socially, and emotionally. I consider it a privilege to be able to join them in this work.

Prior to joining SD 308, I was a junior high English Language Arts Teacher/MTSS Team Leader in the Berwyn South School District 100.  While there, I developed and implemented a schoolwide intervention program as part of their district’s improvement plan.

I obtained a B.A. English, B.A. Philosophy from University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio; a Juris Doctor from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois; M.S.Ed. in Elementary Education from Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy, Evanson, Illinois; and a M.S.Ed. in Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University, Naperville, Illinois.

In terms of my previous experience in education, I have always been driven by a dedication to promoting an equitable environment for all members of my community. Over the years, I have worked with students from preschoolers through seniors in high school, but most recently my experience comes as a middle school English Language Arts teacher and teacher leader. While I have absolutely loved working with middle school students, I am very excited to once again experience the fresh energy and passion for learning of elementary students!

A little about me: my husband and I live just up the road in Geneva where we recently bought a home with a nice, big yard for our two dogs. Penny and Pebbles are both rescued Beagle-mix pups, which means they have very powerful noses and do a great job of keeping us on our toes! We love taking them for long walks (or “sniffing adventures”) in our neighborhood, but sometimes we leave them behind while we go for long bike rides up and down the Fox River Trail. 

 

 

 

 

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Mrs. Heather Smith

Special Education Coordinator 

 I began my career in education in late 2000 working as a self-contained classroom teacher’s assistant in an alternative school while attending school at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.  I then received my BA in Psychology (with minors in Community Conflict Resolution and Sociology) from North Central in 2004.  Upon graduation, I briefly attended DePaul Law School before deciding to change course and return to the profession I loved- Teaching.  I enrolled at Northern Illinois University, and earned my Masters in Special Education, LBS1 degree in 2008.  Upon graduating from Northern Illinois, I accepted a job working as a high school self-contained BD/ED teacher in Oswego from 2008-2010.  From August 2010 until my appointment as Special Education Coordinator at Fox Chase and Hunt Club Elementaries, I served as a middle school Special Education Teacher in Plainfield, Illinois.  I earned my Administrative Certification from North Central College in 2011, and took advantage of many opportunities to showcase my leadership abilities while in Plainfield.