Title: Principal of Nicholas A. Hermes Elementary Number of Years with District 131: 6
Raised: Naperville, Il.
Family: Married to Brian DeMar Manages Outside Services for White Eagle Country Club in Aurora, IL. I also have two incredible sons: Tom Baumgartner and Ryan DeMar Tom is in his sixth year of teaching at Waubonsie Valley High School in Dist. #204 and Ryan is in his second year working for a leasing agency in Normal, Il.
Education: B.S. in Elementary Education, North Central College, Naperville, Il Masterís In Curriculum and Instruction, National Louis University Masterís in Education Leadership (Type 75) Aurora University Currently working on my Doctorate from National Louis University
Professional Experience: Taught Kindergarten through Fifth grades in CUSD #200 Wheaton, IL. 22 years Curriculum Leader for District #200- 3 yrs. Assistant Principal for Wheaton Warrenville School Dist.#200 2 yrs. I am extremely proud to be a District #131 Principal-4th yr. ASCD Member IPA-Illinois Principalís Association National Association of Elementary Principals Presenter: Creativity in the Classroom Workshop Presenter: Closing the Achievement Gap: Marzano Vocabulary Seminar Presenter: Preparation for Hiring: North Central College and National Louis University
Volunteer Activities: Copley Memorial Hospital Hesod House, Aurora IL. Served on volunteer board for NCC to help determine new criteria for Type 75 (Leadership) Candidates Hermes Aurora University Partnership Hermes-North Central College Partnership National Louis University: Speaker NCC Guest Speaker ACI Guest Speaker
Awards & Recognitions: Administrative Rookie of the Year 2008-2009
Hobbies/ Favorite Things: Increasing student achievement at Hermes and across the district in a collegial manner Watching our students grow and helping teachers to develop their skills in reaching students Helping to bring in the BEST teacher candidates into East Aurora I truly enjoy my Hermes teachers and I love spending time with my principal colleagues as well-they are all awesome people! I love cooking, cleaning, entertaining, and spending time, with my husband, family and friends. I have also enjoyed watching my two sons grow and become active in their chosen careers If I want to relax I read. I cherish my two dogs at home- a Black Lab (Wrigley Field DeMar) and a White Cock-a-Poo (Casey)