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Principal's Welcome

 Dear St. Michael Parish School Community,

My name is Adam Ferguson, and I am excited to introduce myself as the new Principal at St. Michael Parish School. I am honored to partner with each of you as we continue the rich tradition of academic excellence and Catholic based education which St. Michael Parish School has been known for in our community.
Over the past 13 years, I have served as a teacher and administrator in various local schools. I began my teaching career as a Special Education Teacher at Kennedy Junior High in Naperville. After earning my Master’s degree in Educational Administration and Leadership from North Central College, I began my administrative career in District 200 as the Director of Special Services. Most recently, I have served as the Assistant Principal at Hubble Middle School. My wife, Meghann (Melka ‘98), and I live in Wheaton and have 3 children; Livia (7), Jack (4), and Eloise (15 months). Needless to say, they keep us very busy in our free time.
My goal for every student is a well-rounded and faith-based educational experience. St. Michael’s has a long history of rigorous academics delivered by knowledgeable and nurturing staff. I am anxious to meet more of the staff and begin planning for the upcoming school year.
As  the saying goes, “It takes a village.” I am honored to serve as the leader of this village, while partnering with each family as we guide the students of St. Michael Parish School on their journey toward lifelong learning. I look forward to getting to know you and your children. I will be working most of the summer to ensure a smooth transition and opening to the 2017-2018 school year. If you are in the area, please stop in to say hello.

Warm regards,

Adam Ferguson

See the Principal Announcement below from Fr. Dan Hoehn, Pastor of St. Michael Catholic Church
Dear St. Michael Parish Community,

It is my pleasure to introduce Mr. Adam Ferguson as the next Principal of St. Michael Parish School effective July 1. After a thorough search over this past month, I decided to accept the Principal Search Committee’s recommendation to hire Mr. Ferguson. He differentiated himself with his leadership, collaborative nature, and enthusiasm, and I am confident that he will be a wonderful servant leader for our parish school.
Mr. Ferguson is a 2000 graduate of St. Francis High School in Wheaton. After graduation, he attended Illinois State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree as a Learning Behavior Specialist in 2004. Upon graduating from ISU, Mr. Ferguson started his teaching career as a Special Education Teacher at Kennedy Junior High in Naperville Community Unit School District 203. In 2008, he earned a master’s degree from North Central College in Educational Administration and Leadership. After seven years in the classroom, Mr. Ferguson began his administrative career in 2010 as the Director of Special Services in Community Unit School District 200. Most recently, he has served as the Assistant Principal at Hubble Middle School for the past 3 years.

Mr. Ferguson lives in Wheaton with his wife Meghann (Melka ’98), and their 3 children; Livia (7), Jack (4), and Eloise (15 months), and they are parishioners at St. Michael. In his free time, Mr. Ferguson enjoys golfing, creating and constructing woodworking projects, and working in his garden. You can often find Mr. Ferguson and his family enjoying all that downtown Wheaton has to offer, especially the French Market, local restaurants, and an occasional ice cream cone from Kimmer’s.

I want to thank you again for your participation and patience during this search. Your feedback from the survey provided valuable insight for the selection of our Principal.

I am also grateful to the Principal Search Committee, under the leadership of Sue Jin Striedl, for their commitment and expertise in guiding us to find our new principal. They spent countless hours reviewing the feedback from you and the rest of the community, reviewing over 25 resumes, and holding multiple rounds of interviews to provide a recommendation to me.

Please see the attached letter from Mr. Ferguson. Additionally, we will hold a parish meet and greet after all weekend Masses on July 15-16. I am thrilled and excited to extend a warm welcome as he transitions into his new role.

Congratulations again to Mr. Ferguson! Please join me in welcoming him.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Dan Hoehn

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314 West Willow Avenue | Wheaton, IL 60187 | Phone: (630) 665-1454 
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