Blackhawk Middle School Administration

Dr. Perry Finch

  • Portrait of Perry Finch Blackhawk Middle School Principal
    @PerryFinch

    PH: 630-766-2601 ext. 2776
    FX: 630-766-7612
    Email: pfinch@bsd2.org

     

    Passion

    After a decade of being a school administrator and a parent myself, I realize more than ever that communication is one of the most important aspects of a successful school--yet sometimes most overlooked or poorly practiced. I'm interested in exploring new and more efficient ways of increasing school to home and home to school communication. As our school begins to rebrand homework as homelearning through the integration of flipped learning opportunities, I feel more than ever a need to improve our methods of communication. It can be tough to make this occur at the middle school level but arguably is the most critical time in a child's development.

    Education

    • Educational Leadership, Ed D
      National Louis University

    • School Administration, MA
      Dominican University

    • Special Education, MA
      Northeastern Illinois University

      Communication Education-English, BA
      Miami University

    Experience

    • Blackhawk Middle School
      Principal, Assistant Principal, Dean

    • Clemente High School
      Dean, Special Education Teacher  

Nicole Mrowice

  • Nicole MrowiceBlackhawk Middle School Co-Assistant Principal
    @nmrowice

    PH: 630-766-2601 ext. 2774
    FX: 630-766-7612
    Email: nmrowice@bsd2.org

     

    Passion

    Working the better part of my career in a middle school setting, it has become clear how advantageous a time in students’ lives this can be in helping develop their attitudes and beliefs as learners. Middle school provides students opportunities to explore and engage in ways that are best suited to their learning, direct and monitor their own growth and development and master key components of the core content as well as 21st century learning skills. Students at this level work collaboratively with others through inquiry and the problem solving process. With the support of various stakeholders, we can help ensure that students’ gain the knowledge they need to enhance their learning potential and rise above their own expectations as part of the school and greater community.

    Education

    • Educational Leadership, MA
      Concordia University

    • Differentiated Instruction, MA
      Concordia University

    • Elementary Education, BA
      Bradley University

    Experience

    • Neal Math and Science Academy (6-8)
      Instructional Coach, Mathematics Teacher

    • Novak King 6th Grade Center
      Mathematics Teacher

     

Zack Ettelbrick

  • Zack EttelbrickBlackhawk Middle School Co-Assistant Principal

    PH: 630-766-2601 ext. 2775
    FX: 630-766-7612
    Email: zettelbrick@bsd2.org

     

    Passion

    I am excited to join Blackhawk Middle School as Assistant Principal and look forward to working with our students, staff, parents, and community members.  Working with middle school students for the majority of my career, I understand the importance of being a positive and constructive role model for all students who enter our school. It is our responsibility to ensure all children have the opportunity to succeed at Blackhawk Middle School. In order for this to happen, we must develop a forward-looking, technologically enhanced, and motivating learning environment. We must acknowledge and appropriately reward hard work and self-growth. As a school leader, I am committed to working with our staff to provide a high-quality education for all students that supports their growth and development socially, emotionally, and academically as they become lifelong learners.

    Education

    • Educational Leadership, MA
      National Louis University

    • History/Social Science Education, BA
      Illinois State University

    Experience

    • Byron Middle School
      Principal, Athletic Director

    • Mary Morgan Elementary
      Principal  

    • Kelvin Grove Middle School
      Principal

    • Poplar Grove Elementary
      Sixth- to Eighth-Grade History/Math Teacher