Principal's Message

By Mr. Douglas J. Wildes, Elmwood Park High School Principal

Principal Doug WildesNOTE: This message was originally published in July 2017. A new Principal's Message for 2018-19 will be posted here soon.

It is with great honor, enthusiasm and humility that I introduce myself, Douglas J. Wildes, as the new principal of Elmwood Park High School for the 2017-18 school year.

My passion for education and supporting the educational process for all students and staff has been shaped over the past 14 years as a social studies teacher, department chair, Response to Intervention (RtI) coordinator and assistant principal in DuPage High School District 88 at both Addison Trail and Willowbrook High Schools.

I am incredibly excited to bring this same passion to EPHS as its next principal. My number one priority at EPHS will be to provide every student the most challenging, inspiring and well-rounded educational experience possible.

At Elmwood Park High School, a well-rounded education will be established with various perspectives in mind:

  • We will focus on developing rigorous academic planning for your student focusing on college and career preparation and on pursuing individual social-emotional learning processes for each student.
  • We will utilize 21st century technologies to transform classroom instruction and student learning and to expose students to a broad set of extracurricular academic, athletic and fine arts opportunities.
  • We will also mentor young adults in Elmwood Park on what it means to be an active and engaged citizen and community member.

As the principal of Elmwood Park High School, I am committed to not only providing the best educational experience possible for the students, but I am also dedicated to making sure the high school is looked upon with an extreme sense of pride by the Elmwood Park community.

We will continue to pursue outstanding instructional practices with excellent faculty, continue to improve the building and its grounds, and celebrate the academic and extracurricular successes of our students and staff.

I am truly excited to continue to build upon the strong foundation already established at Elmwood Park High School and am looking forward to a great 2017-18 school year. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, and ideas you would like to discuss.

With kindest regards,

Douglas J. Wildes