About the Principal
Thank you for taking time to visit the Lincoln Elementary School website. I consider it a privilege to serve the students, families and teachers of Lincoln School and the Morton-Groveland community. I grew up in Morton and am a proud graduate of Morton High School. A little background about my professional path that brought me back to Morton…I attended Illinois State University, obtaining undergraduate degrees in Mass Communication and Elementary Education. I taught sixth grade for seven years at Northwest School in Lincoln. While there, I pursued a Master’s Degree in Administration, also from Illinois State. I began my administrative career at Thomas Metcalf School in Normal, working as assistant principal and athletic director for four years. For the next nine years, I worked as principal at Midland Elementary School, a Pre-K to 4th grade school in the rural community of Lacon. I truly consider it such an honor to now serve as your principal, in the community where I was raised and where my family continues to reside. I will strive to maintain open, direct communication with parents and families, create a positive school environment for our teachers and students and provide a welcoming setting for all families and stakeholders who visit our school. I encourage parents and families to become involved in all of the wonderful activities at our school. As parents, you are the key to your child’s success, and I thank you in advance for all that you will do to contribute to your child’s academic and emotional success this year. I know that you will work collaboratively with our teachers and staff members, while I have high expectations for me, our teachers and faculty to provide the best educational experience possible for your child. Please know that I am always available to meet with you, communicate via email or talk with you about any concerns or suggestions you wish to share or discuss. (Well…except on Sundays during football season, when I am watching and cheering on my beloved Green Bay Packers!! J)
Please stop in to introduce yourself and say hello…my door is always open!
About the Assistant Principal
I am excited to be a Lincoln Lion! I am a native Texan. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, I spent seven years in the elementary classroom. I then pursued my Masters in Educational Administration at Bradley University.I spent the last two years as assistant principal at Pepper Ridge and Fox Creek Elementary schools in McLean County Unit 5 school district in Bloomington/Normal.
I live in Morton with my husband and two beautiful daughters. I also have a 90-pound Labrador named Lily. I love to travel back home to Texas to visit friends and family as much as possible. In my spare time, I love to take walks with my family. I have a soft spot for dogs and have trained three dogs to work as service dogs through Paws Giving Independence.
My office door is always open! Please stop by and introduce yourself. You will find I have a strong passion for educating children and always have a smile on my face. I am thrilled to be the first assistant principal at Lincoln and am proud to be a lion!