Phone: 708-748-0480


Degrees and Certifications:

M.A. Educational Leadership Lewis University M.A. Secondary Education Lewis University B.A. Psychology Quincy University

Mr. Gregory Huelsman

Welcome to Matteson School!  This is my twelth year in school administration and my sixth year as principal of the Matteson.  I am looking forward to getting back to work with the students, families, and staff who make our school so wonderful.  At the Matteson, we take tremendous pride in laying the foundation for success and our Matteson family SOARS together to ensure all students are prepared for the next level!

I know you will find the Matteson to be very welcoming to all our students, families, and members from the community.  Excellence is our Expectation and I anticipate another fantastic year of working together to achieve our goals.  

Together we can, Together we will...Achieve Excellence!

Phone: 708-748-0840


Degrees and Certifications:

M.A.-Education Administration & Supervision- Roosevelt University B.A.-Elementary Education- Chicago State University

Mrs. Sandra Banger

It is my distinct pleasure to continue as a member of the stellar, award-winning school district 162 where a legendary educator, Dr. Blondean Y. Davis, serves as Superintendent of Schools.  I am honored to continue working with the students, families, and staff of Matteson Elementary as the Consulting Principal.  As a retired Chicago public schools principal, former assistant principal and teacher, I know that children are the greatest asset of any society.  With that thought in mind, I devoted over 25 years of my life to teaching and nurturing children.  Nothing brings more joy than seeing a former student excel in life and come back to their elementary school to say thank you.  This has happened on several occasions and everyone’s spirit was renewed as we continued working to make a difference in the lives of children.  Since coming on board, I have found extremely dedicated and caring administrators, teachers, staff, parents and students joining forces to provide a wonderful, student-centered environment for teaching and learning. 


My background includes working in the pediatric department of a major medical center in Chicago and I also have experience working with various youth organizations and a mentoring foundation dedicated to furthering the educational opportunities of children.   My present assignment includes working with the students at Matteson School to ensure that they are present at school each and every day.  Excellence is our Expectation, and I look forward to helping our students achieve more. 

Together we can, Together we will...Achieve Excellence!”


Phone: 708-748-0480, extension4308


Degrees and Certifications:

M.A. School Leadership (Concordia Chicago University) M.A. Curriculum & Instruction (Concordia Chicago University) B.A. Speech Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations (Purdue University, West LaFayette, IN)

Mrs. Patricia McFall

Hello Matteson Elementary School Family!  My educational journey began in 1994 with Chicago Public Schools where I served in many different capacities ranging from classroom teacher, literacy coach, staff developer, and administrator for a period of nineteen years.  It was at that time that I moved into a new endeavor with the University of Chicago Charter School Network where I served for six years contributing my expertise as a high school ELA teacher, and Assistant Director.  I am coming to you directly from the Dolton 149 School District where I was a contributing Assistant/Interim Principal for one year.

It brings me great pleasure to be a part of such a highly respected school district where I can learn and also contribute my knowledge specifically in the areas of Curriculum and Instruction as well as Literacy!  I consider myself to be a lifelong learner--always striving to better my craft so that I can present the absolute best of myself; as a result, I am currently pursuing a PH.D. degree from Concordia University in School Administration & Leadership, so wish me luck on this journey!

During my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Edward and my two children, Edward Jr. (19) and Bailee (13).  I also enjoy consulting part-time and reading educational books which is why most of my friends refer to me as a book nerd!

Being a part of a district where, "EXCELLENCE is the Expectation" is a mantra that I truly believe in and will do everything in my power to live up to that standard!  During this time, I am ready to accept the challenges that come along with these unprecedented times for learning and willl be supportive as we get through this pandemic together!  I look forward to working with you, your children, the community, and all other stakeholders in this district to achieve great things!  Until then, onward and upward!




Degrees and Certifications:

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!