Hadley Middle School
THE HADLEY STAFF, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PARENTS, CHALLENGE AND INSPIRE STUDENTS TO WORK AT THE PEAK OF THEIR ABILITIES, WHILE SUPPORTING THEIR DIVERSE ACADEMIC, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS. OUR RIGOROUS, TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED CURRICULUM, FOSTERED BY A SCHOOL-WIDE ATMOSPHERE OF CARING AND MUTUAL RESPECT, CREATES FUTURE-READY STUDENTS WHO ARE COMPASSIONATE, LIFELONG LEARNERS AND GLOBAL CITIZENS.
Message from the Principal
Welcome to Hadley Middle School! We work diligently to create and maintain a family-like atmosphere where we celebrate diversity, achievement, and acts of kindness. In order to maintain a student-centered learning environment, our staff views each student as an individual and we work in partnership with parents to meet their diverse needs. Our dynamic teachers are always seeking out new ways to motivate, inspire, and engage our students to achieve at the peak of their abilities. We continue to enhance our core curriculum as well as our elective courses. Currently Hadley students have a multitude of opportunities both during and after school. During the school day students can elect to participate in an array of electives including but not limited to STEAM, Chorus, Band, Spanish, Art, Debate, Creative Writing and much more. After school we offer several sports, Video Club, Scholastic Bowl, Drama, Speech Squad, technology clubs, and 21st Century Library -- just to name a few. As you can see, we work hard to create Future-Ready scholars who are compassionate, lifelong learners, global citizens and future leaders. Communication between home and school is very important to us. If at any time you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me or any of our staff.
Kristen SchroederPrincipal, Hadley Middle School
Kristen Schroeder enjoys working with children and having an impact on their lives. She describes teaching as a “magical experience.” Kristen grew up in Chicago and decided at an early age that she wanted to do something big with her life. “I wanted to change the world,” she said. “I hoped to make a difference and have a positive impact on children and their futures.” Education afforded her an opportunity to do just that. After graduating from Keller Regional Gifted Center and Morgan Park High School in Chicago, she attended DePaul University where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Physics in 1996. She obtained her highly respected National Board Master Teacher Certification in 2003. She went on to obtain her Master’s degree in 2007. She holds several teaching endorsements and has experience teaching pre-k through 8th grade. Mrs. Schroeder’s primary teaching position was at her alma mater -- Keller Regional Gifted Center in Chicago -- where she taught science, math, and reading while holding the titles of Magnet School Cluster Lead Teacher and Chicago Math And Science Initiative Specialist. While at Keller she was named on one of the the first Chicago DRIVE (Delivering Results through Innovative and Visionary Education) teachers. She earned experience as Gifted Coordinator in Tinley Park. She joined the Homer 33C family in 2008, serving as the Assistant Principal at Homer Junior High. In 2012, she was named Principal at Hadley Middle School. Mrs. Schroeder and her husband, Eric, live in Manhattan. They have five children: Nicholas, Taylor, Vinny, Hannah and Alyssa.
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Erin Shannon, Assistant Principal
Erin Shannon has worked in nearly every Homer 33C school since her arrival here in 1999. She served as Special Education Coordinator for nearly 16 years before being named Assistant Principal at Hadley Middle School in 2015. Much of Ms. Shannon’s career has been spent working with children with special needs. Prior to coming to Homer 33C, she worked as a social worker in Community Consolidated School District 180 in unincorporated Hinsdale. Before that, she worked as a clinical social worker, providing services to children with disabilities in non-profit agencies. She grew up in Chicago and attended St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Ind. where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She went on to receive her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin and her Administrative Certification from Loyola University Chicago. Ms. Shannon lives in LaGrange Park. She has three adult children.
Jeanine Arundel, Dean of Students
Jeanine Arundel always knew she wanted to work with children. After graduating from Chicago’s Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, she attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisc. where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and French. She went on to receive her Type 75 Certification from Governors State University. She began her teaching career at Academy of Our Lady in Chicago in 1994 where she taught French and history. From there, she taught French at Beasley Academic in Chicago. In 1997, she began teaching French and Social Studies at Lenart Regional Gifted Center, also in Chicago. She joined the Homer 33C family in 2013, first as Gifted Coordinator. In 2014, her role expanded to Gifted Coordinator and Dean at Hadley Middle School. Mrs. Arundel lives in Lemont with her husband, Pat, and their five children.