Welcome from Principal Larkin

Dear Fairview Families,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I’m thrilled to be joining the Fairview South Community this year as the Primary School Principal. It is an honor to have the opportunity to lead a school community filled with families, faculty and staff who are truly dedicated to providing the highest level of education for the students who walk through the halls of our school each day.

I come to Fairview South with eleven years of experience as an educator. I spent eight years teaching and coaching students ranging in age from Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. In my most recent role, I spent the past three years as the Assistant Principal at St. Francis Xavier School in Wilmette.

This summer I have been spending my time meeting with the faculty and staff at Fairview South, in order to ensure a smooth transition as we prepare together to greet your students this August!
I will spend the majority of my time this school year getting to know your children, their learning styles and interests. I will celebrate their successes, small and large, and I will encourage them each day to work to their fullest potential.

Along with our faculty and staff, I will continue to foster an environment where our students feel safe and can build strong relationships with their peers and teachers. It is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors; community members, parents, staff and students, feel welcome and are excited to be here. This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment.

I believe wholeheartedly that every student deserves a quality education and that only happens when the school and families work together for the best interest of our students. My door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any questions, comments, or concerns you might have throughout the school year. I look forward to partnering with you to ensure a successful school year at Fairview South!

I hope you will join me for one of our first events of the school year, Popsicles in the Park, on Friday, August 23rd from 1-3pm at Schack Park. Mr. Lopatka and I look forward to spending time with you before the school year officially begins.

Go Falcons! Warm regards,

Colleen Larkin
Primary Principal
clarkin@fairview.k12.il.us