Ms. Kelly Papp
Welcome to Greenman Elementary School!! It is my honor and joy to serve as the principal of this school. Greenman is a wonderful community where students, staff and families are all connected as a community. It has been my pleasure to get to know this community and am excited to start our 4th year together!! In our learning communities we practice being respectful, responsible and safe each day. We work hard as a school community to build relationships and want all of our students to feel safe, connected, and welcomed here at Greenman.
I graduated from Illinois State University with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish. I started my educational career at Hill Elementary School in West Aurora as a 5th Grade teacher. I then moved on to teach 4th grade there as well for a total of 16 years. After that, I moved onto the STEM position at Greenman Elementary School. While teaching I pursued my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Aurora University. I also completed my ESL certificate from Aurora University. In 2018, I became the assistant principal at Nicolson Elementary School. After 2 years, I left to start my career as principal at Greenman where I am today.
As you can see West Aurora has been home to me for my whole career. I am thankful for the opportunities that I have had here and am excited for what is awaiting for Greenman this next year!! Feel free to become a part of our lion community, we would love to have you here!! As I say to the students each day, "Let's make it a great day because it is always a good day to be a Greenman Lion."
MR. TREVOR HUISINGA
I am new to School District 129, having served in East Aurora School District 131 for the past four years. Most recently, I served as assistant principal of Rollins Elementary School, where I led staff members in analyzing student data in an effort to promote academic growth. Prior to my time in that role, I served as a dean of students at East Aurora High School, where I focused on student discipline and attendance.
My classroom experience includes having served a second and fourth grade teacher, as well as a para educator in School District U-46. In tandem with that responsibility, I also coached baseball at South Elgin High School for nearly a decade.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in recreation, sports, and tourism from the University of Illinois, a Master of Arts in elementary education from National Louis University, and a Master of Arts in educational administration from Aurora University.
I am excited for this opportunity to join School District 129. As an educator, I cannot wait to become part of the Greenman family. Thank you for the wonderful welcome!