Craig  Fantin
Principal
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PHS Principal

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Dear Peotone Students, Parents, and Community Members,

It is with great honor and excitement that I introduce myself, Craig Fantin, as the new principal of Peotone High School (PHS).  My passion for education and working with students began twenty years ago as a math teacher at Portage High School in Portage, Indiana.  After three years of teaching math and coaching multiple sports in Portage, my career shifted to Homewood-Flossmoor High School (H-F) where I spent the last sixteen years as a math teacher, coach, dean of students, and assistant principal.  Between my time at Portage High School and H-F I had the opportunity to work with many outstanding students, parents, educators, and community members who helped shape my beliefs on education.  One of my goals as the Principal of PHS is to develop strong relationships with all of the stakeholders in the school community so that I can better serve the students and faculty.    

Prior to my teaching career I earned a degree in Mathematics and Education from Valparaiso University where I also had the opportunity to play football for four years.  Shortly after beginning my teaching career I continued my education at Indiana Wesleyan University where I earned a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.  Currently I live in Crown Point, Indiana with my wife Kim and three children Gianna (14), Dominic (9), and Luca (5). 

As the instructional leader of this outstanding high school, I enthusiastically embrace the task of utilizing fiscal and human resources to ensure that we help all students reach their academic potential while developing their social and emotional skills which will help them navigate through the challenging world we live in.  I believe that this can be accomplished with a curriculum that is rigorous and relevant, along with instructional supports to meet the individual needs of students.  The learning environment must be safe and secure for students and staff, and should inspire them to take chances and be willing to work outside of their comfort zone.  Also, I encourage all students to get involved in extracurricular activities to help make their high school experience memorable.    

I truly believe that the students, staff, and parents of PHS are going to have a great school year and I look forward to working with everyone.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas that you would like to discuss.  Go Blue Devils!

Sincerely,   

 

Craig Fantin