Dear Parent or Guardian:

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal/Associate Superintendent of Laraway Community Consolidated School District No. 70c for the 2014-2015 school year.  I possess over fourteen years of educational experience with a specific concentration in educational leadership.  My most recent administrative experience has been shaped by seven years of successful leadership as a Middle School Principal (grades 5-8) and two years as a Middle School Assistant Principal in West Chicago, IL.  I am elated to bring my skills as an educational leader to your son/daughter’s school and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.

Along with staff, I will work hard to establish a legacy of success by building strong relationships with parents, students, staff, and community partners.  We will focus on character education initiatives, 21st Century skills, fostering a nurturing safe environment for children, use of data to inform instruction, consistent implementation of direct instruction strategies to increase students’ achievement, and providing exciting and challenging enrichment opportunities for all students.

I anticipate a most successful year as my team and I support the academic, social, and emotional growth of your child here at Laraway Community Consolidated School District No. 70c.

During the course of the year, it is my hope that we will work together to provide the students of Laraway the best possible opportunities in preparing them to be world class citizens ready to master the challenges of the 21st Century with a solid foundation created here at our school.  As Principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make this the best year yet! 


In partnership,

Mr. Joseph R. Salmieri III

Principal/Associate Superintendent