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Mr. Brett Kueker Selected as Next Western Trails Elementary School Principal

March 11, 2022

Dear Western Trails Elementary School Community,

As previously shared, Western Trails Elementary School Principal Joy Sebastian is retiring at the end of this school year. I am so grateful for her service to Western Trails and its students.

As we look forward to the 2022-23 school year, I am pleased to inform you that Mr. Brett Kueker has been selected as Principal of Western Trails Elementary School.

Mr. Kueker is highly qualified for this position. Since 2018, he has served as Principal of Bristol Grade School with Yorkville CUSD 115. Mr. Kueker also has experience as an assistant principal and an elementary art teacher. He holds a bachelor’s degree in art and art education from University of Iowa and master’s degree in education administration from Concordia University. He also has unique and intimate knowledge of the school, having actually attended Western Trails as an elementary student.

Mr. Kueker interviewed with CCSD93 administrators and with the Western Trails Elementary School Building Leadership Team (BLT), composed of school staff members and parents, who strongly recommended him for this position. Mr. Kueker stood out for his student-centered approach, focus on student growth, commitment to social-emotional wellbeing, and emphasis on being a communicative and visible leader.

Throughout the interview process and in conversations with CUSD 115 administrators, Mr. Kueker has proven to be a terrific school administrator who has made a positive impact on his students, families, staff and community. As Western Trails Elementary School Principal, I am confident that Mr. Kueker will continue to be a strong leader who is devoted to partnering effectively with staff, parents and the community. I am thrilled with the vision he has for Western Trails Elementary School.

Congratulations and welcome to Mr. Kueker! He will work with Ms. Sebastian in the coming months to ensure a smooth transition, and he will reach out to Western Trails families at the onset of the 2022-23 school year to introduce himself.

David Hill, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Community Consolidated School District 93

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March 11, 2022

Dear Western Trails Elementary School Community,

As previously shared, la directora de la escuela primaria Western Trails, Joy Sebastian, se jubilará al final de este año escolar. Estoy muy agradecida por su servicio a Western Trails y sus estudiantes.

Mientras esperamos con ansias el año escolar 2022-23, me complace informarles que el Sr. Brett Kueker ha sido seleccionado como Director de la Escuela Primaria Western Trails.

La Sra. Kueker está altamente calificada para este puesto. Desde 2018, se ha desempeñado como Director de Bristol Grade School con Yorkville CUSD 115. El Sr. Kueker también tiene experiencia como subdirector y maestro de arte de primaria. Tiene una licenciatura en arte y educación artística de la Universidad de Iowa y una maestría en administración de la educación de la Universidad de Concordia. También tiene un conocimiento único e íntimo de la escuela, habiendo asistido a Western Trails como estudiante de primaria.

La Sra. Kueker se entrevistó con los administradores de CCSD93 y con el Equipo de Liderazgo de Construcción de la Escuela Primaria Western Trails (BLT), compuesto por miembros del personal escolar y padres, quienes lo recomendaron encarecidamente para este puesto. El Sr. Kueker se destacó por su enfoque centrado en el estudiante, su enfoque en el crecimiento del estudiante, su compromiso con el bienestar socioemocional y su énfasis en ser un líder comunicativo y visible.

A lo largo del proceso de entrevista y en las conversaciones con los administradores de CUSD 115, el Sr. Kueker ha demostrado ser un excelente administrador escolar que ha tenido un impacto positivo en sus estudiantes, familias, personal y comunidad. Como Director de la Escuela Primaria Western Trails, confío en que el Sr. Kueker continuará siendo un líder fuerte que se dedica a asociarse de manera efectiva con el personal, los padres y la comunidad. Estoy encantado con la visión que tiene para la Escuela Primaria Western Trails.

Gratulaciones y bienvenido al Sr. Kueker! Trabajará con la Sra. Sebastian en los próximos meses para garantizar una transición sin problemas, y se comunicará con las familias de Western Trails al comienzo del año escolar 2022-23 para presentarse.

David Hill, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Community Consolidated School District 93