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Greetings From Superintendent Brunson

Greetings and Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year!


It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the Superintendent of Elementary School District 159. I am humbled to have the opportunity to continue to lead and serve the communities of Tinley Park, Richton Park and Matteson. I am grateful to the Board of Education for making that possible.


Since joining this district in July 2022, I have focused on listening, learning, and developing relationships with staff, students, and the school community. Together, we are building on past successes, imagining new possibilities, and co-creating our future to make our greatest aspirations a reality.


I am confident that the new school year will bring new possibilities and opportunities for success. Using our Core Values to prioritize the learning conditions of our students; we will embark on strategic planning in the winter of 2023. We will focus on educational equity, academic excellence, well-being and belonging. We look forward to your feedback, participation and support.


Our building administration and staff continue to be dedicated to leading our schools to meet their students' daily needs. Our School Board and district leadership remain committed to providing each school with the necessary resources to ensure success. Parents and community members continue to give to our schools generously in terms of their time, talent, and resources. This kind of collaboration is what makes ESD 159 an amazing place to learn and work.


We will continue to work relentlessly to prepare our students to become Future Ready Leaders equipped to navigate an ever-evolving world that awaits them.


The first day of school is August 16, 2023. I'm looking forward to seeing you and your children soon. Let’s continue propelling our district forward!


Be Well,


Dr. Tiffany Brunson

Superintendent of Schools