Letter from PrincipalLetter from Principal(es)

Dear Students and Parents,

It is with great pride that I welcome you to the start of the 2015-2016 school year as the principal of Friendship Junior High. I am thrilled to continue the partnership that has been established at Friendship Junior High, as we prepare students to be successful for life.

Before arriving at Friendship last year, I spent three years as a middle school principal in Round Lake School District #116 and the previous seven years as the assistant principal at Barrington Middle School, Prairie Campus. Prior to administration, I was hired as a special education teacher in Libertyville District #70 and Warren Township High School District #121. My background as a special educator combined with my enjoyment of adolescent children has been a wonderful combination for junior high students and a career that has brought me nothing but joy. Having spent twelve years at this level, there is no place I would rather spend my time.  I am excited to be a part of the District #59 family and to learn more about the traditions and celebrations of the community. In my former district, I enjoyed running in the park district’s annual 5K Frosty Footrace and would challenge my students, staff, and parents to join me. It was always a wonderful time. Please feel free to extend these invitations to me so that I may begin to build my own traditions.

My girlsOutside of the school building, I live in Gurnee with my husband and three daughters, Nikki, Emma, and Tanna. Nikki, the eldest is in her second year of college this year, Emma will be in third grade, and Tanna starts first grade. Needless to say, it has been a busy summer with girls at both ends of the educational spectrum. On a personal note, I enjoy being active and spending time outdoors. We travel as much as we possibly can, most of the time to Florida and Disney World. I also enjoy running, gardening, swimming and just spending time with my family. We often can be found eating out, most likely at Red Robin, out to breakfast on a Saturday morning, or picking up Lou Malnoti’s to take home.

I look forward with anticipation to working with each and every one of you and welcome you to the start of a fantastic school year!   My door is always open, so please do not hesitate to contact me or stop by the school building.

 

Sincerely,

Jodi J. Megerle, Principal

Friendship Junior High

[email protected]

Dear Students and Parents,

It is with great pride that I welcome you to the start of the 2015-2016 school year as the principal of Friendship Junior High. I am thrilled to continue the partnership that has been established at Friendship Junior High, as we prepare students to be successful for life.

Before arriving at Friendship last year, I spent three years as a middle school principal in Round Lake School District #116 and the previous seven years as the assistant principal at Barrington Middle School, Prairie Campus. Prior to administration, I was hired as a special education teacher in Libertyville District #70 and Warren Township High School District #121. My background as a special educator combined with my enjoyment of adolescent children has been a wonderful combination for junior high students and a career that has brought me nothing but joy. Having spent twelve years at this level, there is no place I would rather spend my time.  I am excited to be a part of the District #59 family and to learn more about the traditions and celebrations of the community. In my former district, I enjoyed running in the park district’s annual 5K Frosty Footrace and would challenge my students, staff, and parents to join me. It was always a wonderful time. Please feel free to extend these invitations to me so that I may begin to build my own traditions.

My girlsOutside of the school building, I live in Gurnee with my husband and three daughters, Nikki, Emma, and Tanna. Nikki, the eldest is in her second year of college this year, Emma will be in third grade, and Tanna starts first grade. Needless to say, it has been a busy summer with girls at both ends of the educational spectrum. On a personal note, I enjoy being active and spending time outdoors. We travel as much as we possibly can, most of the time to Florida and Disney World. I also enjoy running, gardening, swimming and just spending time with my family. We often can be found eating out, most likely at Red Robin, out to breakfast on a Saturday morning, or picking up Lou Malnoti’s to take home.

I look forward with anticipation to working with each and every one of you and welcome you to the start of a fantastic school year!   My door is always open, so please do not hesitate to contact me or stop by the school building.

 

Sincerely,

Jodi J. Megerle, Principal

Friendship Junior High

[email protected](need es)