Hello Balmoral Families,
I am Mrs. Janice Van Kuiken, the Assistant Principal at Balmoral Elementary. I am very excited to begin another wonderful year as part of the Balmoral family.
I have been part of the Crete-Monee School District since 2003. I spent 11 years as a special education classroom teacher and resource. I have been a member of many district and school teams, including Response to Intervention, School Improvement, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, and various curriculum committees. I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education and Learning Disabilities from Monmouth College. I also have a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Administration from Governors State University, with an endorsement for Director of Special Education from St. Francis University.
My husband and I live in the south suburbs. We have two wonderful daughters, Nora and Neve. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, scrapbooking, and gardening. I am still very active with Monmouth College, serving on the Alumni Board of Directors.
Balmoral Elementary is home to a fabulous group of talented and dedicated educators. Our staff, scholars and families are among the very best. My goal is for Balmoral to continue to be a place where scholars can achieve their potential, through rigorous and challenging instruction, and where everyone is committed to excellence. I will support the scholars, parents, and staff in every way possible. We will continue to build upon our successes and celebrate all that we can!
I am looking forward to getting to know each and every one of you. If you have any questions, please call me. You can reach me during the day at 708-367-2500 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is going to be a great school year!
Mrs. Van Kuiken