Spoon River Valley C.U.S.D. #4
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Mr. Chris Janssen,
|Welcome to Spoon River Valley.
Spoon River Valley is a district with a rich history of superior
programs in many different areas including many academic areas. We have
a very proud tradition of academic excellence in the area and fully
intend to continue that tradition. We feel our small size allows us to
take advantage of our caring for individual students and allows us to
help them advance their learning to prepare for their next step.
|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. I spent
nine years as the principal here at Spoon River Valley Junior/Senior
High and now have moved into the Superintendent position and look
forward to continuing to work with the students, parents and community
to create an educational environment for our students that is the best
it can be.
|My wife (Jody) and I currently live outside of Avon with
our five children who attend Abingdon-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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