Mr. Porten

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Mr. Porten

Welcome to Indian Hill Elementary!  Your child’s academic and social-emotional development during their years here are vital to their success.  Together, we lay the foundation of each child’s academic and social/emotional presence in the world.  The experiences that your child will have here at Indian Hill will set their path for success in school and in life.  Our staff pledges to make "Academic Excellence and Social-Emotional Confidence" the centerpiece of every decision that is made toward a successful education.

While I am excited to be in my 4th year as Principal at Indian Hill, I come into this year with the same excitement and motivation I brought here in my first year as Principal.  I know the value of a good education for children and while my experiences have reinforced this, I have the fortune of being married to my best friend and together, we are the proud parents of two wonderful boys who are allowing me to see all perspectives of a child’s education.  I keep my experiences as a parent of elementary-aged students in mind while making any decisions for your children and always ask myself, “would I want this for my children?”.

Your partnership with us is greatly valued!  We know that a great education is the gatekeeper of future success and a great home to school connection is the foundation!  As parents, there are many ways you can be involved in the life of this school and the most important is setting a tone for the importance of why they are at school.  Please take the time each day to read, play a game and talk about their experiences. These activities will help develop both academic and social skills that are vital to your child’s success.

Our goal in working with you is to ensure that we educate the Whole Child! Please reach out to me or your child’s teacher if there is any way we can support you in this important year!

Sincerely,

Raymond Porten

Principal Ray Porten with students out front of school for First Day of School

Assistant Principal

Mr. John Randolph

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Mr. John Randolph

Welcome to Indian HIll Elementary where the foundation of your child’s success begins! Working with the community, families, and committed staff, we will ensure your child’s social/emotional well-being and educational success to be our primary goal. Our vision encompasses the whole child approach which will develop and prepare our students for the challenges and opportunities of today and tomorrow by addressing their needs in a comprehensive manner. 

This year marks the continuation of my journey in Round Lake Area Schools in a greater capacity as your Assistant Principal here at Indian Hill. I bring to you the same commitment and excitement I had when I first chose to enter this profession and this remarkable district. Together we will convey to our students the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in life. 

I come to this community as a native Southern Californian from a small town called San Jacinto. It is a community very similar to the Round Lake area which is why I chose this district; it reminds me of home.  After High school, I served in the Marine Corps, after which I moved to Illinois in 1996 with my wife who also served honorably in the Marine Corps. We have a daughter who is attending the University of Illinois Champaign and will be a sophomore this year. She is in an Air Force ROTC program and will be commissioned as an officer in 2024. 

I am excited to meet new students and new families this year! If you have any questions throughout the year please feel free to come in to meet and you can also contact me directly at 847-270-9451. 

Sincerely,

John Randolph