Mission in Motion


    Thanks to our D187 Military Families!

    As we honor those who serve through military service and celebrate Veterans’ Day, it is a great opportunity to celebrate the military students and families who bring so much to our district. With Naval Station Great Lakes here in North Chicago, District 187 has the privilege of working with the families of sailors stationed there…

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    October 2019 – Principal Appreciation Month

    It’s National Principals’ Month –  Celebrate D187’s Great Principals! October is National Principals’ Month and I can think of no better principals to celebrate than the six amazing people leading D187’s schools: Nicole Johnson, Green Bay Early Childhood Center Ana Fuhrer, Alexander Elementary School Inez Mitchell, Forrestal Elementary School Michael Grenda, A.J. Katzenmaier Academy Wayne…

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    Parent Engagement

    Get answers to the age-old question, “What did you do in school?” Parents have been asking this question as long as there have been kids and schools.  And for as long, parents have generally been pretty unsatisfied with the answers. This week is one of your chances to get better answers! District 187 is hosting…

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    NCCHS Freshman Academy – Building the Future Today!

    NCCHS Freshman Academy – Building the Future Today! Our students have been in school just over a month now and that has meant lots of new things, especially for our freshmen.  Though college and career readiness is a district-wide commitment, high school is a critical bridge into post-secondary life for students. To ensure that every…

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    About Mr. Price

    John Price is a career educator who brings to D187 his commitment to do whatever it takes to ensure educational excellence and equity for all students.  He has taught 3-8 graders in all subject areas in Illinois and California. He also served as a literacy coordinator, assistant principal and then principal at Audubon Elementary School in Chicago. Under his leadership, Audubon earned the distinguished Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence from the U.S. Department of Education for outstanding improvement of student learning. John moved into district leadership for the Chicago Public Schools serving as a regional superintendent, supervising elementary and high schools for three years before leaving to become the Assistant Superintendent in Evanston.  John came to North Chicago in July of 2017.  In his time in North Chicago John has focused on dramatically improving student achievement across the district.  The district has set, and started to achieve, ambitious goals for student growth.

    A California native, John lives in Chicago with his wife and two children. When not at work, John enjoys spending time with his family outdoors, and attending dance and soccer practices. John also spends his free time reading and training for 5K and 10K races.