Mr. Gregory Huelsman, Principal

Phone: 708-748-0480

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Mr. Gregory Huelsman, Principal

Hello Eagles!  Another year is upon us and I am so very excited to welcome all our new and returning students and families.  At the Matteson, we take pride in laying the foundation for success!  Our Matteson family SOARS together to ensure all our students are prepared for the next level.

I am entering my sixth year as a building principal and my ninth year as a building administrator.  Prior to joining the Matteson 162 family, I gained experience as an educational leader in Cicero District 99 and as a social studies teacher and coach at Tinley Park High School.  Additionally, I have extensive practice as a mental health counselor working with children and adults.  

I know you will find the Matteson to be very welcoming to all our students, families, and visitors from the community.  Excellence is our Expectation and I anticipate a wonderful year where we will work together to achieve our goals.  

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

Mrs. Jo Ross, Assistant Principal

Phone: 708-748-0480 ext. 4308

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Mrs. Jo Ross, Assistant Principal

I am extremely excited to begin my second year in the position of Assistant Principal at Matteson Elementary school for the 2018-2019 school year.  

Prior to my long interim at Matteson School District I worked in San Diego School District and Chicago Public Schools as a primary teacher. 

Matteson school is not new to me, I taught Kindergarten at Matteson from 1996-1999 as part of my 24 year employment at Matteson District 162.  I have taught Kindergarten for 13 years and First Grade for an additional 11 years in this beloved district.  I am dedicated to the District 162's Mission Statement that all students can learn.  

In the last 4 years, I have worked at Arcadia School as assistant principal to Mrs. Pat Ransford.  I bring to Matteson School my expertise in both primary curriculum and four years as the AP of a Blue Ribbon School. I look forward to meeting each and everyone of my new Matteson Family.  I promise I will continue to work with Mr. Huelsman, Matteson Community and staff to create an award winning school where each child can succeed.  

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

Mrs. Sandra Banger, Assistant Principal

Phone: 708-748-0840

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

Mrs. Sandra Banger, Assistant Principal

It is my distinct pleasure to become 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 join the staff of Matteson Elementary and Sauk Schools 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 third graders at Matteson and the fourth graders at Sauk School.  Excellence is our Expectation, and I look forward to helping our third graders achieve more and assiting our fourth graders as they transition to Sauk School. 

 

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

 

Ms. Samantha Grant

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Ms. Samantha Grant