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Mr. Francisco Perez
Welcome to the
2013-2014 school year! It is a great privilege to continue serving the children
and community at Fairview South School. I look forward to working with the
staff as we continue to focus on the whole child in our pursuit of educational
excellence. We are excited about beginning a wonderful year dedicated to
providing every child with the best educational opportunities.
I started as principal
at District 72 in July 2003. Prior to that I had 17 years of teaching
experience, and spent 2 years as an administrative intern in a grade K-5
I was an undergraduate
student at Northern Illinois University, where I earned a B.S.Ed. in Elementary
Education. I hold an M.A. in Romance Languages and Literature from the
University of Chicago. My studies for certification in Administration and
Supervision were completed at National-Louis University. I began teaching
second grade in District 60 for the Waukegan Public Schools and remained for 4
years. After that, I taught second and third grades at North Shore School
District 112 in Highland Park for 13 years; my administrative internship was
also completed in District 112.
The Fairview staff
members are dedicated professionals who are committed to children and the
educational process. We believe in cooperative teamwork, and drawing on each
other’s strengths and talents to provide a comprehensive educational experience
for the children.
Our curriculum includes
the core subjects of reading, writing, spelling, handwriting, mathematics,
science and social studies. Tech education, library sciences, physical
education, art and music also enhance a student’s educational experience. Many
of our students choose to participate in band or orchestra at the 4th grade level. Children in grades 1-4
may join after-school clubs during the fall and spring seasons.
Fairview staff and
students actively work to incorporate our character education program,
the Falcon Five, into the curriculum. The goal is to promote positive
character traits that contribute to building a school community in which
everyone feels welcomed, respected and safe.
school and home is critical to ensure growth. Each family receives a Handbook
and Calendar with important district information. Classroom teachers send home
a newsletter every Friday, and a principals’ newsletter goes out the first of
every month. Other communication tools include: progress reports, conferences,
a curriculum night meeting, automated phone messages, the phone and E-mail.
Fairview South School
is a wonderful place for children to grow and learn. I am proud to be a part of
a school community that has developed a fine tradition of excellence.
Principal, Grades K-4