RYAN POPLAWSKI SMS has a new math teacher in the 5th/6th-grade hallway. Ryan graduated from Aurora Central Catholic High School and Northern Illinois University. Mr. Poplawski loves sports and would be in sports analytics or journalism if he were not a teacher. He would love to spend his day at a professional sports arena on days that he could relax. He has coached high school baseball and at baseball camps for the past five years. Mr. Poplawski loves the Cubs!
ALLISON SWANSON Alli Swanson joins the JRW special education team teaching grades 1st and 2nd. She is a graduate of Sandwich High School and Aurora University. Ms. Swanson is excited to teach in Somonauk because her children also attend here. If she were not a teacher, she would enjoy being a travel agent (free trips to visit family in Western New York)! She loves the Chicago Cubs and has recently started to learn a new skill of farming, growing various field crops.
CAMILLE WHITESIDE Camille Whiteside will be supporting our K-8 Somonauk Students as the new school counselor. She graduated from Olathe Northwest High in Kansas City and went to Kansas State University, so of course, she also loves the Kansas City Chiefs! She is super excited to be a part of the Somonauk community and loves working with kids because it keeps her young. Ms. Whiteside has the endurance to keep up with the kids, she has even WALKED a marathon, yes 26.2 miles!
MARGARET BURROWS Maggie Burrows is a new SMS teacher teaching English Language Arts. She is a graduate of Naperville Central High School and Illinois State University. She has known that she has wanted to be a teacher since she was in 5th grade! Ms. Burrows is excited to work in a school that is close-knit and collaborative. She enjoys the beach and her favorite sports team is the New Jersey Devils because she grew up in a small town in New Jersey. Ms. Burrows is still a “jersey girl” at heart!
RICHARD SNEDEKER SHS welcomes Richard Snedeker! He is a graduate of Hinckley Big Rock and Northern Illinois University and is a now a teacher in the special education department at Somonauk. Mr. Snedeker loves the fitness industry and owns his own gym. He loves to travel to the Far North Woods and loves to cheer on Da Bears, go Chicago! Mr. Snedeker is excited about this new teaching experience at Somonauk!
HANNAH BAZAN Welcome to JRW, 3rd grade! Hannah Bazan is a graduate of Yorkville High School and Illinois State University. She is excited to teach in #432 to be able to work alongside other passionate educators! Ms. Bazan feels the best thing about working with students is being able to build relationships and introducing students to new things. If she did not already have her dream job of being an educator, she would enjoy being a professional taste tester. Ms. Bazan loves to go for long bike rides, cheering on the Chicago Cubs, and a nice cold sweet tea.
Welcome HOME to #432! This week, Somonauk School District welcomed our new teachers for the 2021-2022 school year. On Thursday and Friday, they were able to receive valuable professional development from our Instructional Coach, Mrs. Amanda Taxis. They were also able to connect with their individual mentors and travel the Somonauk community on a bus tour!
A very special thank you to the VFW Auxiliary, Operation Homefront and Dollar General for the donation of school supplies.
Free/Reduced Applications are now available for the 2021-2022 school year! https://www.freereducedlunch.com/somonauk
Thank you for your dedication to #432!
CONGRATULATIONS Class of 2021
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REMINDER: Early Dismissal on Monday, May 10th
Thank you for your service to Somonauk School District #432
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