Spoon River Valley C.U.S.D. #4
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Mr. Chris Janssen,
Jr./Sr. High School Principal
|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!
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