Dr. Albert G. Roberts

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Welcome to Oak Park Elementary School District 97. As superintendent, I am proud of the academic excellence that has been the hallmark of our schools for more than 150 years. At the heart of our efforts to provide our students with a high-quality education is an award-winning staff that works tirelessly to meet the needs of the families we serve. Whether they are responsible for cleaning buildings, serving nutritious meals, managing the front office of our schools or administering in-class instruction, every member of our staff uses his/her creativity, ingenuity and talents to foster the growth of our students.

In addition to our exemplary staff, we offer a variety of outstanding programs that complement our challenging curriculum and are focused on the development of the whole child. We also have strong partnerships with the Village of Oak Park and a number of community organizations that contribute to the creation of a safe, nurturing learning environment for our students.

Most importantly, we believe that true student success can only be attained when parents/guardians take an active role in the educational process. With this in mind, we work closely and collaboratively with our parents/guardians to identify opportunities for them to stay engaged and involved in their children’s schooling. We also provide them with access to information, resources and guidance they can use to effectively navigate the district and give their children the support they need to excel both in and out of the classroom. A few recommended activities include:

  • Talking to children about their school experiences on a daily basis.
  • Staying in contact with children’s teachers throughout the year via phone, e-mail, their teacher Web pages or in person.
  • Encouraging children to participate in extracurricular activities.

If you need assistance finding information on our Web site, please e-mail [email protected]. If you have questions or need information about the district, please e-mail [email protected].

Thank you again for visiting the Web site for our district. I hope the 2012-2013 school year is productive and enjoyable for you and your family.


Dr. Albert G. Roberts







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