Goodings Grove

Our mission at Goodings Grove is to nurture life-long learners with the skills needed to become productive members of our diverse community while providing a positive and safe educational environment.

Message from the Principal

Welcome to Goodings Grove School. As principal, I am honored to be a part of a school and district that strives for excellence and does what is best for every child. "Nurture life-long learners" is the school motto and one that is at the heart of what we do in this community. We help children grow and become responsible, respectful, well-educated citizens. Please do not hesitate to call or email me if you'd like more information about our school.

Mrs. Ann Christie
Principal, Goodings Grove School

Meet The Principal

Ann Christie has always enjoyed helping others. As a young adult, she planned to pursue a career in music therapy. But soon after arriving at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, she learned she would have to declare a new major when the university discontinued her field of study. After volunteering as a mentor/tutor at a reform school, she realized her calling. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Christie began teaching in Chicago. She went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision from Chicago State. In addition to her elementary teaching, she taught part-time at the university level. In 1996, she joined the Homer 33C family -- first as a music teacher at Schilling School and then as a Dean and Assistant Principal at Homer Junior High School. In 2000, she was named Principal at Schilling School -- a position she held for 14 years. In 2015, when the District introduced its full-day kindergarten program, Mrs. Christie moved to the leadership role at Goodings Grove School.

She and her husband live in Homer Glen. They have two adult children -- both of whom attended Homer 33C schools. Mrs. Christie believes that the rigorous and challenging Homer curriculum helped both of her children to find success in their careers. “The teachers and staff continuously went the extra mile to ensure that my children and all children of the district gained the skills needed to become career ready,” she said.


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