W.A. Johnson School Administration

Carlos Patiño

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

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

     

     

     Passion

    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.

    Education

    • Educational Leadership, MA
      American College of Education

    • Elementary Education, MA
      Northeastern Illinois University

    Experience 

    • 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)

Michelle Shabaker

  • Portrait of Michelle Shabaker W.A. Johnson School Assistant Principal
    @michelle_shaba

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





    Passion

    I am so incredibly excited and grateful to be serving the W.A. Johnson learning community as Assistant Principal. It is truly a privilege to be an educator and I cannot imagine being in a more rewarding profession. As an educator and school leader, I believe it is crucial to build strong relationships to know how best to serve and support all students, their families, teachers, and community members. With strong relationships in place, together we can move forward in the great work already started at W.A. Johnson, fostering a learning community where students feel safe, where each child’s unique background and life experiences are honored, where there are high academic and behavior expectations for all students, where students are at the center of learning, where students have their social-emotional needs met, and where there are strong connections with families and the community. In this environment, children can feel secure in taking risks in their learning and gain the understanding that in every mistake their knowledge is growing and they are one step closer to success. For every child, my belief is that we must be diligent in igniting their natural curiosity, in developing a life-long love of learning, and in cultivating resilience so that they can persist and persevere through any situation they should encounter in their lives, in or out of school.

    Education

    • University of Wisconsin – Madison, MS
      Communicative Disorders

    • University of Wisconsin – Madison, MS
      Educational Administration

    • Purdue University, BS
      Psychology

    • Purdue University, BS
      Audiology & Speech Sciences

       

    Experience 

    • W.A. Johnson School
      Assistant Principal

    • Forest Glen Elementary School, Glen Ellyn IL
      Assistant Principal

    • Todd Early Childhood Center, Aurora IL
      Director of Early Childhood

    • Grace N. Rogers Elementary School, Hightstown NJ
      McFarland Primary School, McFarland WI

    • Powers Elementary School, Beloit WI
      Speech-Language Pathologist