Tioga School Administration

  • Portrait of Tioga School Co-Principal Carlos Azcoitia Tioga School Co-Principal
    @carlosgazcoitia

    PH: 630-766-2602 ext. 4775
    FX: 630-766-4114
    Email: cazcoitia@bsd2.org

     

     

    Passion

    Education has the potential to be a great equalizer in our society, providing students from a variety of backgrounds the opportunity to secure a prosperous and successful future. In order for education to serve this purpose, we need schools that are equitable and student-centered. I have dedicated my career towards collaborating with all stakeholders in a school community to secure a high-quality educational experience for all students. This involves implementing an academic program that reflects high expectations for all and supports individualized growth. It also involves fostering a culture that is socially and emotionally safe and that values diversity.

    Education

    • Educational Administration, MSED
      Northern Illinois University

    • Special Education, BA
      Barat College

    Experience

    • Tioga School
      Co-Principal

    • Horace Greeley Elementary School
      Principal, Assistant Principal

    • Niles North High School
      Special Education Teacher

    • Bateman Elementary School
      Special Education Classroom Assistant
  • Portrait of Tioga School Co-Principal Jeff Kersten Tioga School Co-Principal
    @mrkerstentioga

    PH: 630-766-2602 ext. 4776
    FX: 630-766-4114
    Email: jkersten@bsd2.org

     

     

    Passion

    Student learning is maximized when students feel safe, engaged with their teachers/peers, and see how their learning applies to the real world. The teaching staff at Tioga is incredibly talented and dedicated to supporting students and the Bensenville community. The teachers work tirelessly to implement a relevant and rigorous curriculum that supports the social, emotional, and academic development of their students. As a school leader, I am committed to supporting the students as they develop their social-emotional competencies and ignite their passion to learn. It is through our collective efforts that we can promote equity in opportunity, provide service beyond self, and create powerful memories for students around learning.

    Education

    • Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, MA
      Eastern Kentucky University

    • History, BA
      Michigan State University

    Experience

    • Tioga School
      Co-Principal

    • Blackhawk Middle School
      Assistant Principal

    • Fremont Middle School
      Assistant Principal

    • Western Hills High School
      Social Studies Teacher