December 18, 2023
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Congratulations, Principal Santee!

santeePlease join us all in congratulating Jessica Santee for being named the Illinois Principal Association DuPage Region Principal of the Year for 2023!

Among other requirements, the Illinois Principal of the Year is described as someone who:

  • Demonstrates positive impact on education and advocacy for children
  • Ensures the school climate is positive and reects high staff and student morale
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the principalship through active association membership
  • Demonstrates creativity and imagination in bringing about positive change
  • Willing to take risks to improve student learning
  • Moves actively to implement the goals and objectives of the school
  • Works collaboratively with teachers and other staff to improve the educational program and student achievement
  • Anticipates emerging problems and acts effectively to resolve them
  • Involves the community in the life of the school and uses community resources for students

Glenbard District 87 Superintendent David Larson said, “Principal Santee is a deeply knowledgeable, visionary leader with a highly effective leadership style. I appreciate how she fosters a collaborative culture at Glenbard South. I am impressed with her work on key areas, including our school day model, Prole of a Graduate, equity and belonging, and our Facility Master Plan.”