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Mr. Chris Janssen,

Jr./Sr. High School Principal

email:     cjanssen@spoonrivervalley.us
Phone:    309-778-2201
FAX:       309-778-2655
Blog:      http://chris-janssen.homedns.org/education/blog/
Twitter:  PrincJanssen

Welcome to Spoon River Junior/Senior High School. Junior/Senior High can be a time of learning and creating memories that last a lifetime. It is my hope that at Spoon River Valley we can create an environment that can allow the students to prepare for life after high school, and create a catalog of great memories.
Just a little bit about myself. I grew up in northwestern Illinois in a school very similar to Spoon River Valley. I had an overall positive school experience and so I guess that is one reason Iíve tended to enjoy education in the smaller school settings. I began my teaching career in 1993 as an Agriculture Science teacher. In 1996, my wife and I located to this area and I began teaching at Avon Schools. In July of 2000, I was given the opportunity to move into the position of technology/grant coordinator at Avon which I gladly accepted. During that time I still taught some courses occasionally and actually taught some students from Valley one year. I have had a variety of experiences in education with some experience in technology, grants, curriculum, coaching and student organizations of many sorts.
My wife (Jody) and I currently live outside of Avon with our five children who attend Abington-Avon Schools. They are very active in a wide variety of activities including athletics, scouts and livestock. We are also active in the community including the Avon Businessmenís Association, the Avon Fire Department and Checkrow Community Church.
I look forward to continuing to work with everyone involved in the Spoon River Valley school system and the communities that contribute to the system. If I can be of any assistance, please feel free to get in touch with me. Iím looking forward to a great year!

Mr. Janssen


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