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Mr. Anthony Valenza

Hello and Welcome to Jamie MCGee Elementary School!

It's been my pleasure to be the principal at Jamie McGee since the 2011-2012 school year. It's been an honor to work with a dedicated group of educators and with the best students in a wonderful community. Our goal at Jamie McGee is to meet the needs of all of our students both academically and socially and emotionally. We know that there are many day to day factors that influence a students' education and we want to make sure we support the whole child. We pride ourselves in establishing positive relationships with our students' parents and guardians. 

I am originally from The Bronx, New York and moved to Illinois when I was in middle school. I graduated from Rockford College, where I played Division III baseball, and then got my Masters from Aurora University. Before coming to McGee I worked as an Assistant Principal in District 203 for 4 years and as a Student Services Coordinator in District 204 for 3 years. Prior to that I was a teacher assistant and a 4th grade teacher in District 204 for 8 years. My wife has been a teacher in District 204 for over 20 years and we have three wonderful children, Tina, Anthony, and Joe.