Phone: (630) 972-9240


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Education, Educational Leadership, University of Illinois Master of Education, Secondary Education, DePaul University Bachelor of Arts, English, Knox College

Mrs. Barbi Chisholm

Assistant Principal

My name is Barbi Chisholm, and I joined the Humphrey community in July 2016. Before coming to Valley View, I worked in a middle school for ten years, first as a Language Arts/Social Studies teacher and then as the Student Support Coordinator. I chose a career in education because I want each day of my professional life to have a positive impact on others and I fell in love with the unique challenges of middle year students. I believe in all students' abilities to learn at high levels and I am passionate about seeking varied approaches to meet their needs.

I am a strong believer in life-long learning and continual professional growth. After completing undergraduate schooling and earning a Bachelor of Arts in English from Knox College, I entered graduate program to earn a Master of Education in Secondary Education from DePaul University. After five years as a classroom teacher, I went back to school to pursue a second Master of Education from University of Illinois, this one for Educational Administration. I am currently pursuing my doctor of education degree through the University of Illinois.

I grew up in west Michigan and moved to the Chicago area with my husband after attending college in Galesburg, Illinois. When not chasing around my two sons, I enjoy spending my time reading and cooking with my family.