Category Archives: Inspiration

These posts share some of the inspiring things done by students, staff, and our community across District 30.

Inspired by a Glimpse Into Our Children’s Minds

Last Thursday evening, I had the pleasure of attending Willowbrook’s 3rd & 4th Grade Musical with my wife, Kathy. As always, the investment and pride of our students, in the program they helped to create, were apparent. Below are some … Continue reading

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The District 30 Echo

The District 30 Echo was created this year to capture the essence of District 30 and to drive strategic decision making as we move forward; we want these attributes to echo through and across our district. Enjoy our echo below, … Continue reading

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Optimistic Because of the District 30 Family

I value our strong partnerships, the capabilities of our staff, the commitment of our Board of Education and Leadership Team, and I absolutely adore our wonderful students. This year is my twenty-seventh in the amazing field of education. I have … Continue reading

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Skills & Investment

Make no mistake, the primary and middle school years arm our students with skills and habits of mind that place them on a trajectory that will carry them through high school, college and into a career. This is exactly why … Continue reading

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Passion and Improvement

On Friday, October 23, 2015, Wescott and Willowbrook welcomed visiting author Pam Muñoz Ryan, who recently released her new book Echo. She shared her journey of becoming an author, highlighted how she spends her days as an author and reflected … Continue reading

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Parenting Toward Independence

We are partners in raising our children to be quality, independent adults. Since I began teaching in Glenview in the mid-1990s, I have been amazed at the quality of our students. Of course, this is no accident. A favorite saying … Continue reading

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Loving District 30’s Family

The District 30 Family was one of the top themes that emerged from over 130 meetings that I had with staff and members of our PTOs. I was lucky to attend several events this week that illuminated the caring hearts and … Continue reading

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Growth Mindset Across District 30

Our Growth Mindset remains a staple of District 30. This is true for our students, staff, and parents.  The last week in October contains an opportunity for our parents and community from which we can all benefit entitled Raising Digital Natives, which … Continue reading

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Character Counts in District 30

Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 was recently listed as the best school district in Illinois (http://public-schools.startclass.com/stories/5508/best-school-districts-in-every-state#42-Illinois), in an article titled, “Best School Districts in Every State,” (http://public-schools.startclass.com/stories/5508/best-school-districts-in-every-state) by Nick Selbe withFindTheBest.com (September 8, 2015). There are many school “ratings” out there and … Continue reading

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Our Students Enjoyed the Willowbrook PTO Ice Cream Social

There was excitement as the District 30 Community came together at the Willowbrook PTO’s Ice Cream Social. Board President, Chuck Gitles, Mrs. Wegley and I enjoyed seeing Mr. Carlson, the Willowbrook PTO and teachers as they brought joy and ice … Continue reading

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