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Building Leadership


Phone: 847-270-9490


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Mrs. Sarah Swanson

Dear Kindergarten at Pleviak Families,

Welcome to kindergarten! I want to extend to you and your family a very warm welcome to Kindergarten at Pleviak. Kindergarten is an exciting time when children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning.  It is a time when children will acquire new skills both academically and socially that will enhance their ability to learn in many ways.

This is my third year as the principal and I am honored to be here at Pleviak. My goal is to ensure that all children are healthy, happy and safe so they learn as much as they can! 

I have been devoted to the field of education for 23 years. I have worked as a teacher, literacy coach, assistant principal and principal. I will spend time getting to know your children as I visit their classes throughout the day. I will celebrate their successes, small and large. I will encourage them every day, and let them know they are valued and have a special place in our school community.  

Not only am I excited for your child to be here at Pleviak, but I am also looking forward to the work we will do together. “It takes a village to raise a child,” and the Pleviak staff and I will be here to work with you every step of the way.

Once again, I am privileged to have the opportunity to bring all that I have experienced and learned to Kindergarten at Pleviak. I look forward to getting to know you and your children. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments and/or concerns. I am easily reached at

Assistant Principal

Mrs. Erin Marquad

Welcome to Kindergarten at Pleviak!  My name is Erin Marquard and I am thrilled to serve as your Assistant Principal.  Being in the field of education for over 20 years, with more than half of it spent in Kindergarten, I believe in instilling a growth mindset in all our young learners while providing them with the tools early on that they need to succeed.  

This will be a year unlike any other - one in which you will see an enormous amount of growth in your child.  Our staff does an exemplary job of providing a solid foundation for each child and we are all here to work in partnership with you, to make sure it is a successful year academically, as well as emotionally, for your child. 

I believe in open communication as a way to build a bridge between home and school, creating the best possible educational experience for your child.  Please feel free to reach out to me at with any concerns or questions that may arise throughout the year.  I look forward to getting to know you and your family as we work together to make this an unforgettable experience for your child.