Mascoutah Elementary School, Principal
It is my pleasure to serve as the Principal at Mascoutah Elementary School! This is my 15th year as a building Principal. Before becoming a Principal I was a teacher for 9 years. I received my Bachelor's degree at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, my Master's degree in Educational Administration from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and my Specialist's degree also from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. My husband and I have been married for over 20 years, and we have three sons ages 17, 14, and 11. All three of my sons are active in a variety of sports, and that's where you can usually find me if I'm not at work.
I love my job because I love working with teachers, students, and parents each day! Mascoutah Elementary School is a large elementary building with approximately 850 students in grades K-5. We are so lucky to have such a dedicated, loving staff and the most supportive and positive parents in the area. We pride ourselves on the great relationships we are able to build with students and families.
The Chain of Command in schools is similar to that in most business settings. If you have a question or concern, please reach out to your child's teacher first. In most cases, our teachers will be able to resolve this with you. If not, then please contact one of our Assistant Principals, Sandra Litteken or Trevor Reed or me.
Thanks in advance for all the support you will give your child and your child's teacher this school year. There are many ways for parents to get involved at MES; once we are back to in-person learning, please reach out to your child's teacher and he or she can share how best for you to do this. My virtual office is below; please feel free to use it to help you better get to know Mascoutah Elementary School.
Yours In Education
MASCOUTAH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
It is a privilege to serve as the Assistant Principal at Mascoutah Elementary School. Our school is a top-notch school in Illinois, and I am proud to be a part of it and the community.
Mascoutah Elementary School has an outstanding reputation in this area. Our school has enthusiastic students willing to learn, supportive families interested in their child's education, and a dedicated staff committed to meeting our school vision: ENGAGING EVERY STUDENT, EVERY DAY, IN QUALITY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES.
I would like to encourage each family to stay involved in their child's education. I know that most families have busy schedules. Many parents and families do not have spare time to volunteer in the classroom. However, you can still help us! Please be sure to take a few minutes to read to and with your child every day. I have found that most people enjoy having someone read to them (even when they are a good reader). Next, please take a few minutes to ask your child about the best part of their day at school, and maybe even something that was challenging for them or something that they would like to know more about. Finally, please help your child organize their things before bed each evening. Go over papers with them, check homework if needed, and discuss any important information coming home from school. This help in organizing and setting up for the next day can pay huge benefits for your child as he or she grows into Middle School, High School, and college. It is never too early to start helping and teaching organization.
If you have a question or concern, please contact your child's teacher first. The teacher can resolve most of your questions and concerns. If I can help in any way, please contact me. I am always glad to help you.
Sandra D. Litteken
MASCOUTAH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Assistant PRincipal
I have the privilege to serve as an Assistant Principal here at Mascoutah Elementary School. I hold a Master’s degree from Lindenwood University in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from McKendree College. I began my educational career at Mascoutah Elementary in 2006 as a fourth grade teacher. In 2015, I moved to Wingate Elementary School where I taught third and fourth grade. Last year, I started the position of Dean of Students. I am excited to continue my role as Assistant Principal here at Mascoutah Elementary School.
I understand that community is essential for a successful school. Throughout my time within the Mascoutah School District I have built close working relationships with staff, students, and families alike. As we begin the 2019-2020 school year, I look forward to building these same positive and trusting relationships while continuing the best practices that are reflective of Mascoutah Elementary School and the school vision: ENGAGING EVERY STUDENT, EVERY DAY, IN QUALITY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES.
I value feedback and would be happy to answer questions regarding our school. Please feel free to contact me.
Yours in Education,