Letter from the Principal

Letter from the Principal

Diana Thumb

Dear Rupley Elementary School Community,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! My name is Diana O’Donnell and I am honored to be your principal. This will be my fourth year serving as principal. I am proud of our Rupley learning community and will continue to build strong relationships with others to benefit all members. Previously, I was the principal at Kilmer Elementary School in Wheeling School District 21 for four years and bring over 25 years of educational experience in both elementary and middle level education. 

As a principal, I have a strong passion for my students and providing a safe and engaging school environment at Rupley School. My primary goal is to work collaboratively with all students, parents, and staff to create a school that believes in preparing students for success in life!

Dan Allaway is Rupley’s assistant principal and an important member of the leadership team. We are working hard to support, encourage, and foster a school climate that allows for creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and reflection so that our students experience the best conditions for learning.

Our school theme this year is “We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands”, based on the book by Rafel Lopez. We are creating learning experiences to help develop students’ understanding of the characteristics required to be a lifelong learner. The Rupley community will strive to help comfort and guide our students, as they explore engaging and instructive life lessons.

We look forward to meeting all of our new families and ensuring that our parents and community members know they are vital to our school’s success. We invite and encourage all parents and community members to partner with us to promote and support the health, well-being, and education of all our students.

We are very proud of our school and plan on communicating each month through the Rupley Review, an email focused on communicating our successes and future events. Please connect via FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, or feel free to call or email me with any questions or concerns. We are looking forward to providing leadership to ensure Rupley School is making a positive impact on all.

Sincerely,

Diana O’Donnell – Principal                                     Dan Allaway- Assistant Principal
[email protected]                                    [email protected]

Diana Thumb

Dear Rupley Elementary School Community,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! My name is Diana O’Donnell and I am honored to be your principal. This will be my fourth year serving as principal. I am proud of our Rupley learning community and will continue to build strong relationships with others to benefit all members. Previously, I was the principal at Kilmer Elementary School in Wheeling School District 21 for four years and bring over 25 years of educational experience in both elementary and middle level education. 

As a principal, I have a strong passion for my students and providing a safe and engaging school environment at Rupley School. My primary goal is to work collaboratively with all students, parents, and staff to create a school that believes in preparing students for success in life!

Dan Allaway is Rupley’s assistant principal and an important member of the leadership team. We are working hard to support, encourage, and foster a school climate that allows for creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and reflection so that our students experience the best conditions for learning.

Our school theme this year is “We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands”, based on the book by Rafel Lopez. We are creating learning experiences to help develop students’ understanding of the characteristics required to be a lifelong learner. The Rupley community will strive to help comfort and guide our students, as they explore engaging and instructive life lessons.

We look forward to meeting all of our new families and ensuring that our parents and community members know they are vital to our school’s success. We invite and encourage all parents and community members to partner with us to promote and support the health, well-being, and education of all our students.

We are very proud of our school and plan on communicating each month through the Rupley Review, an email focused on communicating our successes and future events. Please connect via FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, or feel free to call or email me with any questions or concerns. We are looking forward to providing leadership to ensure Rupley School is making a positive impact on all.

Sincerely,

Diana O’Donnell – Principal                                     Dan Allaway- Assistant Principal
[email protected]                                    [email protected]