A Message from the Principal

  • H Sussman Dear Parents:

    I would like to take this opportunity to welcome your child to Stevenson School for the 2017-2018 school year.

    Our goal is to provide the best possible educational opportunities for your child. We believe that these opportunities can be best provided when the school, parents, and community work together for this common purpose. Stevenson School is a place where students learn, grow, and achieve. Our staff is dedicated to our mission: “In collaboration with parents and community we will create a safe and nurturing environment. We will provide students with the opportunity to become lifelong learners of strong character and contributing members of a diverse society.”

    Stevenson Stars are recognized weekly for their efforts in making our school a safe and orderly place to learn. Parents are always welcome to join us for our Monday morning celebrations! If there are any questions that come to mind as you review this site, please contact us. All questions are good questions and we certainly encourage you to ask at any time. If we can personally be of help to you or your family in any way during the upcoming school year, please let us know. We always like to meet students and their families. We look forward to the opportunity to assist you.

    We believe in the value of living in a diverse society and Stevenson School is a shining example of diversity at its best. With families from all over the world, Stevenson School represents the best the world has to offer. We celebrate our differences and work together to make our school a great place to be. I am proud to say that the Stevenson Community members speak 36 different languages.
    Please remember that we are the stars that shine.
    Your Partner in Education,

    Howard Sussman

About Principal Sussman

  • Principal of Stevenson School since 2007, Mr. Sussman began his career as a social studies teacher at Harrison School District 36 in Wonder Lake. He moved on to serve as Assistant Principal for two schools – W.J. Murphy Elementary School in Round Lake and Lake Zurich’s Middle School North – and was Principal at Crest Elementary School in Beach Park before joining District 63. 

    Principal Sussman holds a BS in finance from Indiana University, where he also received his teacher certification. He earned his M.Ed. in educational leadership from National-Louis University.

    He is a member of the Illinois Principals Association, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the International Literacy Association.