Dear Jane Addams Families,

On behalf of the faculty and staff at Jane Addams Elementary School, it is my pleasure to welcome you and your children to this school year. Jane Addams Elementary School is in Melrose Park, Illinois. Presently, we have 470 students in kindergarten through 5th grade all of whom are very proud to be the Jane Addams Panthers. If you would like to learn more about our school, please continue to explore the website for further information.

As I continue my 18 years of a wonderful journey as the principal at Jane Addams, I am energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our children. I believe very strongly that every child who walks through the school doors should feel welcomed, safe, cared for and validated for who they are as an individual. As we look into the future, our goal is to ensure the well-being of our students academically, emotionally and socially. I look forward to building a strong partnership with you and our community in supporting your children to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, effective communicators, and to understand other perspectives and cultures in order to be life-long learners.

On a personal note, my wife, Patricia and I are proud parents of two daughters, Laurie and Lynette. They both work in the field of education as teachers. In our free time, we enjoy outdoor activities such as camping and fishing.

I strongly believe the partnership between our families and our schools is critical to the continued growth and success of our children. My door is always open and I look forward to a great year working with all the members of the Jane Addams Elementary School community. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at (708) 450-2023 or via e-mail.

Mr. Frank Mikl
Principal, Jane Addams Elementary
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