Mrs. Suzi Hesser, Principal

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Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Science, Ed. - Educational Administration Bachelor of Science - Elementary Education National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) National Certifed Superintendent (AASA)

Mrs. Suzi Hesser, Principal

Dear Parkside Junior High School Families,
   It is an honor to be your Principal.  Unit 5 School District and Parkside Junior High students, families, staff and community members represent the best in education.  It is a pleasure to collaborate with you as we engage our students in their learning, challenge them with high expectations and support them as they grow.   Our school culture is one of respect expressed through positive relationships and regular opportunities for deep engagement in learning. We plant dreams together, and our students blossom in our care!  
   This is the start of my 24th year in education.  Throughout my journey, I have had the joy of teaching 5th grade and being an administrator at all grade levels, including a previous principalship at a 6th-8th grade middle school.   I enjoy learning and have earned National Board Teacher Certification (NBPTS) and National Superintendent Certification (AASA). I am currently completing a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership through Aurora University in Aurora, IL.  
   Building a strong relationship with you is very important to me, and I am excited for us to get to know one another.  My husband and I have four children. Our son, Alex, and his wife, Edith, live in Bourbonnais with their son, Sammy.  Our son, Andrew, lives in Denver, Colorado, and our daughter, Jennifer, her husband, Brady, and their 15-month-old son, Julian, live here in Bloomington.   Joseph, a special member of our family through mentorship, lives in Danville. We also have a dog, Mugsy, who make our home complete.  If you have questions that arise, I am happy to talk with you via phone at 309-557-4408, through email at hessers@unit5.org, or in person.  
Sincerely,

Suzi Hesser

Mr. DeAndre Henderson, Associate Principal and Athletic Director

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Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Science, Ed. - Educational Leadership Master of Science, Ed. - Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor of Science - Political Science and Secondary Education

Mr. DeAndre Henderson, Associate Principal and Athletic Director

Hello, Parkside Junior High Students and Families!
   I am thrilled to be the Associate Principal at Parkside Junior High School family. I look forward to becoming a part of the Unit 5community and helping to continue the great tradition of educational excellence at PJHS. I believe in the mission and vision of the Unit 5 School District, and I am positive that this is the right place for me.  This year my immediate goal is to form as many relationships with staff, students, and families as possible to see where I can be of most support to the Parkside Junior High family. I plan to take my diverse experiences in education and with young people and work relentlessly to make sure all students are reaching their personal excellence. I am proud to be a Python and am looking forward to working with you to take Parkside Junior High to even greater heights. Please feel free to stop by my office or email me anytime. 

Sincerely,
DeAndre Henderson

  • Parkside Junior High School
    101 N. Parkside Road
    Normal, IL 61761

    Phone: 309-557-4408
    Attendance Line: 309-557-4457
    Fax: 309-557-4912