Hello Bateman family,
My name is Alex Fernández and I recently became a part of the Bateman family as the new Dean of Culture and Climate! The dean of culture and climate is a new position Bateman elementary has added in order to continue its focus on the safety and growth of all its students through positive energy, staff support, and community partnerships. I truly believe in focusing on the whole student and that with the kind of support that is offered at Bateman every student can grow and succeed.
Growing up the child of hardworking parents from Cuba and Mexico I realized the importance of education early on in life and more importantly the role that educators play in inspiring success and in return made the decision to become an educator. I received my Bachelors degree in History and Secondary Education from Northeastern Illinois University and my Masters degree in School Leadership from the American College of Education.
Before joining the Bateman family I spent 8 years at World Language high school teaching a range of Social Science topics ranging from Economics to Contemporary American history. Most recently I was also the Bilingual lead and helped implement bilingual education and school wide testing at World Language High School. During this time I was also lucky enough to be a Network Literacy Facilitator, to participate in a Fulbright Teacher Institute pilot program, and receive a New York Stock Exchange Teachers Fellowship.
My wife and I both live in the Bateman elementary neighborhood and can often be found walking our border collie. Living in the neighborhood and working at Bateman I am truly invested in our community and the success of our children. You will see me at many community events representing Bateman and at other times just walking my dog, it is my hope that you come up and say hello. Please feel free to contact me with any question or concern you might have, I am here to serve the community and most important of all the students.
If you are in need of after school care, the Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club will be at Bateman on Friday, September 2 for our Supply Drop Off Event! Be sure to stop by their table by the North Office to register your child for the upcoming school year!
Come join Network 1 as we welcome students back to school!
August 22, 2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dear Kindergarten Families,
Please join us on August 30, 2016 from 9:00am - 10:00am to meet the kindergarten teachers and to learn exciting information about Kindergarten at Bateman!
See you there!
Come join us on Friday, September 2 from 9am-10am to drop off school supplies and meet your teacher!
Come out to support Bateman Elementary, Alderman Deb Mell, along with Sen. Iris Martinez, Rep. Jaime Andrade, Cook County Commissioner Luis Arroyo as they are hosting their annual Back to School Event.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2016
OUR LADY OF MERCY CHURCH
4432 N TROY
10AM TO 1PM
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