Sixteen-year veteran educator and current Walker’s Grove Elementary School Assistant Principal Stacey Wilke is the new principal at Ridge Elementary School. The Board of Education approved Wilke’s appointment at its July 18, 2011 regular meeting.
replaces Eileen Nelson, who led Ridge
since the school opened in 2002.
Nelson resigned in June to take a principal position in another district. Wilke
education career in 1996, serving for three years as a 3rd and 5th grade teacher in Las Vegas, Nevada. She
taught 7th and 8th grade mathematics and science in Schaumburg, Illinois from 2000-2005, then came to District 202
in 2005 as a 6th grade math and science teacher at Ira Jones Middle School
from 2005-2008. Wilke
has served in her
current position since 2008.
She is pursuing her doctorate through Aurora University. “Mrs.