New Wegner Principal
West Chicago Elementary School District 33’s Board of Education announced last night at the regularly scheduled board meeting that it has selected Ms. Jamee Kenney as the next principal of Wegner School. Ms. Kenney will begin her role as principal for the 2021-2022 school year as Mrs. Karen Apostoli transitions to her new role as Director of Business and Operations. Ms. Kenney will begin the search for the next assistant principal in the next couple of weeks.
Jamee Kenney has been involved in education for eighteen years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre from Millikin University, and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Indiana University. Ms. Kenney later pursued a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University and Masters in Educational Leadership from Aurora University. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Education Leadership at Aurora University.
Prior to joining District 33, Jamee taught preschool and kindergarten in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She began her career in D33 in 2006 at Turner School where she taught 6th grade for seven years and 7th grade language arts for five years at Leman Middle School. Jamee served as the Lead Teacher for the summer STEAM program for three summers before moving to Wegner School where she has served as the assistant principal for the last three years.
During her fifteen years in D33, Jamee has served on a number of committees including both academic and leadership committees. Jamee has used her expertise in the performing arts to bring theatre to the city of West Chicago. WeGo Community Theatre - founded by Ms. Kenney in conjunction with the West Chicago Park District - completed its tenth season of presenting quality family and youth theatre programming in January of 2020. Ms. Kenney has also directed and choreographed musicals at both Turner School and LMS during her time in D33.
Ms. Kenney has dedicated her time to the children and families of West Chicago in both D33 and the West Chicago Park District for just over fifteen years. She is both honored and humbled to have been chosen as the new principal at Wegner School. She is excited to continue to build and maintain positive relationships with the children and families at Wegner School, and is delighted to continue working alongside the talented Wegner School staff. She looks forward to connecting with parents during parent coffees in the month of May.
Thank you to staff, parents and building administration for working with district administration in the principal selection process.