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August 17, 2023 / Stevenson

Stevenson welcomes Dr. Laura DuBois as principal

This year, Stevenson School welcomes a new Principal, Dr. Laura DuBois.

“Everyone has just been wonderful,” said Dr. DuBois. “People have been stopping by to welcome me, giving me grace and patience as I learn, answering my questions, and helping me with the information I need.”

Dr. DuBois says she is impressed with the professionalism and kindness of the staff at Stevenson. “I can immediately tell that we have a staff who cares deeply about our kids and that they are truly excited for the school year to begin.”

“I know what it’s like to drop my child off at school on the first day, and while you’re excited about all the learning and friendships they will experience, you’re also anxious about the realization that my little one is leaving.”

Dr. DuBois said she is delighted to be working with young learners again. “Their energy and curiosity fuels my passion for education and my professional commitment to help create a positive and inclusive learning environment.”

Dr. DuBois said she looks forward to working with Stevenson families and partnering with them in their child’s education. She is confident Stevenson School will provide an exceptional school year for students and families.

“I believe that good communication is an essential part of education, and students and parents should feel free to come to the office with their questions, problems, or concerns,” said Dr. DuBois.

Although this is Dr. DuBois’ first year as Stevenson principal, she was formerly an elementary principal in Channahon School District #17 for the past ten years. Before becoming a principal, Dr. DuBois taught 6th grade in D17, grades 1-5 in New Lenox District #122, and 4th grade in Community Consolidated School District #168.

Like the families in her school community, Dr. DuBois says she is, first and foremost, a working parent. “I know what it’s like to drop my child off at school on the first day, and while you’re excited about all the learning and friendships they will experience, you’re also anxious about the realization that my little one is leaving.”

Dr. DuBois has four children who keep her on her toes and remind her that life is busy and time flies. She has three daughters, Emma (21), Natalie (19), Olivia (14), and one son, Andrew (15). Two children are in high school, and two children are in college.

Dr. DuBois wants families to know their children will be in good hands at school. “Families should know they are turning their children over to a group of incredibly kind and professional people.”

Families are encouraged to stay connected to school news by reading the Stevenson weekly school newsletter, emailed each week.

“Call me at any time,” said Dr. DuBois. “Sometimes email can be effective, but I want families to know that they can call me or come in if they have any questions or need their concern addressed.”

Families can contact Dr. DuBois at [email protected] or (630) 516-7780.

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