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M.A.- Education (Governors State University) M.A.- Media Information & Science (Chicago State University) B.S.- Education (Illinois State University)

Mrs. Kisha Houston

Welcome Matteson School Family to the 2023-2024 school year!  Mrs. Houston is the principal of Matteson School and she is excited to work with everyone towards another year of growth and learning.

Mrs. Houston’s career in Matteson School District 162 began 27 years ago.  She has worked with students in grades Kindergarten through Eighth.  Mrs. Houston was a classroom teacher for 17 years at Matteson School. She has also worked as a school Library Media Specialist and Assistant Principal.  Over the years, Mrs. Houston has enjoyed developing relationships with the students and families of Matteson School District 162.

Mrs. Houston  lives in the community with her family.  Her husband, Don Houston, is also an educator.  They have three wonderful children, Jaden, Jaryn and Jorian.  All of them are proud graduates of Matteson School District 162!  In her spare time, she enjoys going for walks, riding her bike, and her favorite is reading books.

Mrs. Houston looks forward to continuing to build relationships with students, families and community members. She believes that together we can maximize every students' potential to become college and career ready, as well as, life long learners.  Excellence is the Expectation, and that is what we will strive for every day!

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Degrees and Certifications:

M.A.E Educational Administration & Supervision (Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana) B.A. Physical Education (Purdue University, West LaFayette, IN)

Mr. Jorge Valdez

Welcome Matteson School Family to the 2023-2024 school year! Mr. Valdez is excited to join you once again as your Assistant Principal.

Mr. Valdez is entering his 17th year working in education. Mr. Valdez spent his first 12 years teaching Physical Education in Joliet Public School District 86. He then began his administrative journey in Cicero School District 99. He was the Dean of Students for 1 year and then became the Assistant Principal, where he served for 2 years. He was then fortunate to come to Matteson School District 162 where he is beginning his 2nd year here as the Assistant Principal.

He is excited to continue working with the students, families and staff here at Matteson School, where Excellence is the Expectation! He is ready to help our Eagles SOAR to new heights!

His wife, Jen Valdez, is also an educator. They have three amazing young children; Lucas, Aubrey and Riley. Lucas will be a 7th grader, Aubrey is going into 4rd grade and Riley will be a 2nd grader! In his spare time, he loves coaching his children and visiting new places with his family. 

Mr. Valdez looks forward to working closely to build positive relationships with the students, families, staff and community members in order to form true partnerships in our student's education. 

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Ms. Samantha Grant

Ms. Grant takes pride in making sure our students and families are taken care of at the Matteson. If you need anything then please do not hesitate to contact her!