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Dr. Cheryl Lockard
Welcome to Beverly Skoff Elementary School! I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. My name is Cheryl Lockard and I was named the Principal of Skoff Elementary School in July, 2015. Prior to that, I served as Assistant Principal at Skoff for 6 years and have had the pleasure of getting to know most of you and your families. I feel so fortunate to be a part of this wonderful school environment!
I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 1991 from Illinois State University. I have been in the district since 1993 and love being a part of the Valley View Community! In 1993, I began teaching 5th grade at Jonas Salk Elementary School, in Bolingbrook. From there, I moved on to teach Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade at a variety of elementary schools in Valley View. During that time, I earned my first Master’s degree in Teaching and Leadership from St. Xavier University, as well as my Type 75, Administrative Certificate. I completed my Doctoral Degree from University of St. Francis in the Fall of 2016.
On a more personal note, I have been married for twenty five years. We are the proud parents of three children. Our oldest, Tyler, is 24 years old and is a graduate from Arizona State University. Our second son, Dylan, is 22 years old and is a recent graduate from Arizona State University. Our youngest, Madison (21), will be a Senior at North Central College in the fall of 2020. Needless to say, they keep us very busy!
It is an honor to be part of the Skoff family and I am very proud to be a Titan. I want to thank you for all the continued support I have received over the past 10 years. I look forward to continuing to partner with you in your childs education. This school year is off to a fantastic start! I look forward to meeting more of you and working with you in the future. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have at (815)886-8384 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .