Pembroke School District #259 Welcomes New Principal Steven Chamber

Pembroke School District #259 Welcomes New Principal Steven Chambers
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Pembroke School District #259 Welcomes New Principal Steven Chambers (Pembroke, IL) – The board and staff of Lorenzo R. Smith School will welcome a new Principal, Mr. Steven J. Chambers VI for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. Mr. Chambers is joining Lorenzo R. Smith School with nearly 23 years of experience in education.

He started his career in Rich Township High School District #227, and has served in positions ranging from teacher, administrator, and currently Principal of Lorenzo R. Smith Elementary. His expertise and vision along with his extensive educational background is appreciated by all.

Mr. Chambers holds a B.A. in English from Governors State University and a Master of Arts degree in School Leadership from Concordia University Chicago. “Steven Chambers not only brings a wealth of experience to the PCCSD #259 team, but his leadership style and character make him a great fit for the students and families we serve at Lorenzo R. Smith School,” said Dr. Nicole Terrell-Smith, Superintendent of Pembroke Community Consolidated School District #259.  She continues, “Mr. Chambers’ expertise and perspective will also be a tremendous asset as we grow our program and establish strategic priorities that ensure we will continue to be responsive to the needs of our children.” 

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As Mr. Chambers looks ahead to his new role, he has expressed excitement to begin collaborating. “We have some wonderful instructional programming upcoming; standards-based instruction, new teacher evaluations, and additional resources to bolster our science curriculum. It is going to be an excellent time to be a student at Lorenzo R. Smith Elementary,” says Mr. Chambers. “I believe that Lorenzo R. Smith has excellent traditions and a legacy that deserves to be carried forward into the 21st century.” School registration is currently underway. 

On August 5th, new students will have the opportunity to register during the Back to School Bash from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. held at Lorenzo R. Smith School located at 4120 W. Wheeler St. in Hopkins Park. Donations are being accepted for supplies, uniforms, and monetary gifts. For more information, please contact the school at 815-944- 5219.

Pembroke School District #259 Welcomes New Principal Steven Chamber


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