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Hello River Grove School District 85.5 Community!


My name is Dr. Jan Rashid and I am thrilled to introduce myself as your new Superintendent. It is an honor and privilege to represent and serve you and I look forward to meeting students, families, staff and community members as we begin the 2017-18 school year.


I wanted to share a little about myself with you. As a teacher and reading specialist I have worked in diverse settings in Chicago, Evanston, Skokie and Northbrook/Glenview.  I spent the last 11 years of my career in Des Plaines District 62 as a principal, Director of Curriculum, and Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services.


I grew up on the north side of Chicago, but have lived in Skokie for 25 years, where I raised 4 children. Our local school is a one school district with about 700 students, similar to River Grove. I was a parent, volunteer and reading specialist in the school, so I very much appreciate the joys and challenges of small school districts. My three sons are college graduates and my daughter is a college senior and plays second base on the softball team. We have dinner with my parents every Sunday. Family is very important to me.


River Grove stands out as a community committed to its students and families. The school district provides a strong academic foundation, while encouraging students to explore a variety of experiences such as mastering an instrument, playing a sport, writing for the newsletter, creating original artwork, or volunteering to support someone in need. And, along with developing students, it is clear that the school and community work together to support each other. There is definitely a family feel in River Grove!


I thank the Board of Education for having the confidence in me to lead this amazing district and I look forward to a great school year.


Go Royals!

Dr. Jan Rashid

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River Grove School2650 Thatcher Ave.River Grove, IL  60171

Phone: 708-453-6172

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