Hello Jefferson Students and families!
Thank you for visiting my webpage!
My name is Stephanie Mitchell, and I am the principal of Jefferson School. This is my 9th year serving this wonderful school district and it continues to be an honor for me to do so!!
I have my Bachelor's Degree from North Central College in Naperville, IL with a double major in education and in art. I received my Master's Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Illinois Champaign/ Urbana and my Educational Specialist's Degree from National Louis University.
You may have noticed our Little Libraries positioned in the front of our school. Please know that at anytime you may select a book from this Little Library, read it and return it or replace it with another book altogether. The purpose of this library is to promote active reading for all communitiy members young and old! There are children and adults books available to read! Please enjoy this new feature of Jefferson School and of all of the schools in Berwyn North DIstrict 98!
Please know that my office 'door is always open.' I can always make the time to meet with you should you ever feel the need to communicate with me directly. Your ideas and concerns are my business, and I always appreciate your input. Please reach out directly in person, via email or phone. I am happy to help you any way I can! Please remember to also read our weekly newsletter, which goes home with every child on Fridays throughout the school year. It is filled with important information and upcoming events you should be aware of.
Also, the Jefferson Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is always actively helping our students and our community. Please join our PTO. Forms are available in the school office. Participate as much or as little as you can. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Finally, among the many helpful things you can do at home to help your child succeed in school is to be sure he/ she gets a good night's sleep by establishing set bedtimes and morning routines before school to insure prompt arrival at school each day! Be sure to check your child's backpack each night, communicate with your child's teacher and, help them with their homework each night. By making school a priority in your home, you can really provide a strong foundation for success in school for years to come!
Stephanie Mitchell Ed.S.