Administration | John Mills

John Mills Elementary School's main office is where you will find our administrators and our indispensable administrative support staff.

Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, except when school is closed due to holidays or breaks.

Please note that during 2022-23 each Monday will be an early release day for students, with dismissal at 2 p.m. For more information about entrance and dismissal times, visit our School Hours page.

Main Office






Mr. Frank Kuzniewski


Assistant Principal Ms. Natalia Gomez 708-452-3560

Principal's Secretary

Ms. Denise Wurtz


Office Clerk Ms. Dina Koutroumanes To be posted

Office Clerk Preschool

Ms. Leslie Laureano


Office Hours

During the school year, our office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The main office is closed for business during the summer, usually from early June to late July. 

General Contact Information


Main Office

Main Office


School Closing

2824 N. 76th Ave.,
Elmwood Park,
IL 60707




To Report an Absence

Each day a student is absent from school, the absence must be reported to the John Mills main office. To do this, parents/guardians have two options:

  • OPTION 1 — Contact the main office by phone or email. 
  • OPTION 2 (new) — Submit an absence form via PowerSchool's parent portal or app.

Please scroll down for information about each option.


To report an absence by phone or email:

  • If calling, use the John Mills attendance voicemail at 708-583-6288 before 9 a.m. on the day of the absence.
  • If emailing, use before 9 a.m. on the day of the absence.

Parents/guardians should leave the following information:

  1. Student name and grade level in school (please spell your child's last name).
  2. Date of absence.
  3. Reason for absence.
  4. The name and daytime phone number of the parent/guardian calling.


To report an absence via PowerSchool's parent portal or app, follow the directions in this video:

As noted above, a parent or legal guardian is required to contact the John Mills main office every day the student is absent from school. If the contact is not received before 9 a.m. on the day of the absence, the absence will be considered unexcused.

Chain of Command

When questions, concerns or interests regarding your child's progress or school program arise, please address them promptly by contacting the classroom teacher. Use this directory to look up the John Mills teacher you need to contact.

If questions or concerns remain, it is appropriate that you then contact the building principal or assistant principal.

In the event that there are remaining or unresolved questions or concerns, feel free to contact Superintendent of Schools Dr. Leah Gauthier.

For additional information, the District-level organizational chart is available here.

Remember, always contact the teacher first!

When Visiting John Mills

Visitors to John Mills Elementary School during school hours must sign in and out at the office and obtain a visitor's badge. A valid form of identification is required.

School-age visitors are not permitted during school hours. Advance appointments are recommended to see any staff.

All visitors must observe District 401's policy and rules governing conduct on school property, which can be found in Section 8:30 of the Board of Education's Policy Manual.