W.A. Johnson School Administration

Carlos Patiño

  • Portrait of Carlos Patiño W.A. Johnson School Principal

    PH: 630-766-2605 ext. 3776
    FX: 630-595-3609
    Email: cpatino@bsd2.org




    I am excited to begin the 2020-2021 year at W.A. Johnson, and look forward to working with our students, staff, parents, and community members. I decided to become an educator because I love helping students learn. I have ten years of classroom experience where I taught many different grade levels in elementary, middle, and high school before becoming a school administrator. As an administrator, I was drawn to Bensenville because of the rich culture, diversity, and commitment to excellence. Serving as the principal at WA Johnson is a great honor, as it is a responsibility. I believe that our commitment to work together is key to fulfilling our mission of children achieving their highest potential.  I am honored to serve this community, and will work hard to gain your trust and respect as WA Johnson’s co-principal. I look forward to working with everyone in our school. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.


    • Educational Leadership, MA
      American College of Education

    • Elementary Education, MA
      Northeastern Illinois University


    • W.A. Johnson School
      Principal (2017-present)

    • New Field Elementary School, Chicago
      Principal (2014-2017)

    • New Field Elementary School, Chicago
      Assistant Principal (2012-2014)

    • Chicago Public Schools New Leaders Program
      Resident Principal (2012)

    • Chicago Public Scoools
      Classroom Teacher (2006-2012)

    • The Preuss School, San Diego
      Classroom Teacher (2003-2006)

Saul Melendez

  • Portrait of Saul MelendezW.A. Johnson School Assistant Principal

    PH: 630-766-2605 ext. 3775
    FX: 630-595-3609
    Email: smelendez@bsd2.org

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