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*1st grade Virginia Shaw
*2nd grade Jennifer Williams
*3rd grade Lourde Finkle
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Principal James Brandau's Message 
As principal of Van Orin Elementary I would like to welcome all visitors to our school website. If you should have any questions about our school feel free to contact me at 815.638.2233. Let me take this opportunity to tell you a little about myself. I was raised and still reside in Ohio, Illinois. I attended Eureka College where I graduated with a teaching degree in 1980. I later earned my Master's Degree in Educational Administration from Western Illinois University in 2002. My teaching career began in Tampico, Illinois where I taught 6th grade for 14 years. I also coached football, volleyball, basketball and track for many years. I have been in the LaMoille District for the remainder of my educational career as an administrator. I began my administrative career as the district Dean of Students. I then was the High School principal for one year before becoming the elementary pricipal, the position I hold now. The community and district staff have been very supportive of me and the district. Of this I am very thankful. There are many thing I enjoy doing, but the thing I enjoy most is spending time with my family. My wife, Diane, and I try to spend as much time with our three children, their husbands and our 6 grandchildren as possible. I also enjoy spending time with my parents and my younger brother and his family. Thank you for letting me share myself with you. I hope you have enjoyed geting to know a little bit about me.
Teaching Staff
Head Teacher: Virginia Shaw

* Grades Kindergarten through Third *.

Kindergarten: Amanda Fischer

First Grade: Virginia Shaw

Second Grade: Jennifer Williams

Third Grade: Lourde Finkle

P.E.: Emily Leffelman

Title 1:Toni Sellett

Special Ed/ Music: Amy Schwamberger

Speech Pathology:
Robin Engel

 Non-Certified Staff

Teacher aides: Sara Jauch, Robert Mellen, Brenda Carbajal, and Lori Sprung

Cook: Celie Smith

Janitor: Howard, Denise, Troy Cromwell

Bus Drivers:Jan Becker, Brian Pinter, Roger Harvey, Colleen King, Newt Lundguist, Jeff Reed, Judith Wittrock

Bus Barn Manager: Keith Heinzeroth

2010-2011 School Report Card

The 2010-2011 School Report cards are available at the following link: If you are unable to access that link and would like a hard copy, please contact the district office at 815-638-2018.

Van Orin, IL
phone: 815-636-3141

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