About our Principal

Principal's Corner
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My name is Amy Grossman and I am the Principal of Little Fort Elementary School. The 2018-2019 school year will mark my 19thyear in the Waukegan Public Schools District and 4th year as the Principal of Little Fort. I am a wife and a mommy of two children, David (13) and Ellie (7). I began my journey in Waukegan Public Schools as a 6th, 7th and 8th grade Communications, Math, and Health Teacher at Jefferson Middle School. After 7 years, I transferred over to the District Office where I worked with the math teachers at all 5 middle schools, coordinated district-wide staff development, oversaw new teacher training, the district mentoring program and the district peer coaching program. I sat on the District Leadership Team and lead a group of Administrators toward achieving the goal"How do we use data to drive instruction? "

My wide range of leadership opportunities has lead me here. At Little Fort, our dedicated teachers will be focusing this year on the idea of Growth Mindset. People in a growth mindset believe anyone can be good at anything, because your abilities are entirely due to your actions. We are hoping this leads to students believing that they are capable of doing anything they put their mind to!

The GPTO is up and running and always welcoming new members! Watch for dates and times of both of those events!

If you are interested in volunteering before school or during lunch/recess, please let me know!! We would love to have you!!

I am looking forward to a great school year! Please feel free to contact the school at 224.303.3700.

In Partnership,

Amy Grossman

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Little Fort Families,

I am honored to have been offered the position of Assistant Principal at Little Fort Elementary School! I have been eager to take this step into administration so that I can support teachers, parents, and staff reach every student. I have been successful in my career because I have high expectations, I'm 100% student focused, and I have worked well with others. I have been on various leadership teams guided by the best principals. I look forward to working alongside another amazing principal, Mrs. Grossman. My goal for this year is to work with you to help your child reach their highest potential.

Here are some experiences that will help my immediate impact supporting staff and connecting with students:

  • I completed my bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in Elementary Education.
  • Three years ago I completed my masters degree from Concordia University in Principal Preparation.
  • I leave behind 11 years of teaching in 5th grade and 3rd grade.
  • Five years teaching 5th grade at a Imagine Charter School in Boynton Beach, Florida.
  • Four amazing years teaching 3rd grade at Disney II Magnet School in CPS.
  • The past two years I've taught 5th grade at Greenbriar Elementary in Northbrook.

I am originally from Edina, Minnesota, a small suburb of Minneapolis. My wife and I have a beautiful 2 ½ year old daughter, Sadie. We are thrilled to be expecting a second girl in October. We wouldn't be complete without our four-year-old English Bulldog, Ollie. When I'm not spending time with family I LOVE to play hockey. My passion for sports remains loyal to all Minnesota sports.

I look forward to building relationships with each of you and your children.

Sincerely,

Andy Kramer

Assistant Principal
Little Fort Elementary School

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