Tioga School Administration

Jeff Kersten

  • Portrait of Jeff Kersten Tioga School 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
      Principal

    • Blackhawk Middle School
      Assistant Principal

    • Fremont Middle School
      Assistant Principal

    • Western Hills High School
      Social Studies Teacher

Lizzeth Fausto

  • Portrait of Lizzeth Fausto Tioga School Assistant Principal
    @LaMaestraFausto

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





    Passion

    When educators love learning and focus on building positive relationships, they create a safe educational environment that allows students to thrive and rise to our high expectations. Having served the Bensenville District 2 community for almost a decade, I have seen the impact these two learning conditions have on student achievement. As a classroom teacher and as a bilingual consulting teacher, I worked hard to establish and maintain strong connections with students and families. I also planned and reflected with teachers, providing them with feedback that affirms their work and capitalizes on their assets, which has allowed me to learn and develop as an educator right alongside them. Learning about languages, embracing diversity, and promoting multiculturalism is very important to me. I strongly believe that as a servant leader, it is my duty and responsibility to assure access to an equitable education for all students, regardless of ability levels, socio-economic status, or cultural background.

    Education

    • Master of Arts Educational Leadership: School Leadership
      Northeastern Illinois University

    • Bilingual/Bicultural and Elementary Education, BA (Minor in Spanish)
      Northeastern Illinois University 

    Experience

    • Tioga School
      Assistant-Principal

    • Bensenville School District 2
      Bilingual Consulting Teacher & Peer Evaluator

    • Tioga School
      Second-Grade Bilingual Education Teacher

    • Addison School District 4