Dear La Grange D102 Community, 

We hope you and your families are enjoying the remainder of the summer weather and vacations just before the start of the quickly approaching school year. Recently, there have been a few updates within D102. A few weeks ago, James Robinette and Joe McCauley both announced their departure. We’d like to recognize and thank the two principals for serving our students throughout the years.

For this coming 2022-2023 School Year, we very are excited to announce new administrative staff members to the community: 

Ogden Avenue 
Lezlie Fuhr will be assuming the principal role at Ogden Avenue School. Lezlie has been with the D102 community for a year, serving as the assistant principal of Cossitt and Forest Road. Mrs. Fuhr was a founding director and principal for the Elgin Math & Science Academy and served as a principal in Jacksonville, Illinois. Principal Fuhr is excited to work with the students, staff, and parents of the Ogden School community.

Kelsey Brown will accompany Mrs.Fuhr as the assistant principal at Ogden. Ms. Brown joins us from the Walt Disney Magnet School in Chicago, where she was a teacher and unit leader.  Mrs. Brown is excited to join the D102 and Ogden team!

Congress Park
Congress Park will be led by Amy Grieve. Mrs. Grieve joins us after eight years in Quito, Ecuador, where she served most recently as a middle school principal at Colegio Menor Campus, Quito. Principal Grieve is counting the days until the 2022-2023 school year begins. She looks forward to engaging with the Congress Park community and working alongside teachers, staff, and families to support student learning and well-being.

Forest Road
Mr. Ontiveros will return to D102 this year as the assistant principal at Forest Road alongside Principal Karli Stamer. During the 2021-2022 school year, David Ontiveros served as the interim principal for Park Jr. High. We’d like to thank him for his hard work, dedication, and flexibility. He is excited to become a Roadrunner! Ms. Stamer and Mr. Ontiveros look forward to meeting all the new and returning families later in August!

Park Jr. High
At Park Jr. High, we are welcoming Jerome Green as the principal. Before this role, Mr. Green served as the assistant principal at Percy Julian Middle School and other middle schools within the Chicagoland area. Jerome is eager to begin his journey in District 102. His message to Park Junior High students and families is to rest up and get geared up because we’re #OnOurWay in 22-23!

Mr. Green will be accompanied by Assistant Principal Lynette Campbell. Ms. Campbell has been the assistant principal at Congress Park and Ogden Avenue schools over the last several years. Ms. Campbell joined Park this past Spring and looks forward to continuing her work with the students, staff, and families this year.

Barnsdale & Cossitt
Ms. Gjataj and Mr. Michowski look forward to welcoming all of our new and returning families in their continuing roles as principals.

The staff is eagerly awaiting to meet their students as we prepare for the beginning of the school year. I am confident our principals will continue to lead their buildings, students, and staff into an exciting and productive school year. We are excited for students to return to school on Wednesday, August 24.  Enjoy the rest of your summer! 


Kyle A. Schumacher, Ed.D.  Superintendent