Mr. Joseph Kosina

    Dear Sandridge parents, students, and community members, I am the new Principal of Sandridge School District 172, and I'm honored to be here.
    My name is Joseph Kosina, and I have been in education for over 25 years. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in English Education from Western Illinois University, I earned a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Concordia University Chicago. Currently, I am working towards a Doctorate of Educational Leadership with an emphasis on Educational Technology through Concordia University Chicago.
    My educational journey began as an English teacher in 1996, becoming a Department Chair of English, Assistant Principal of Educational Services, Assistant Principal of Student Supports, Senior Grade Principal, and Interim Principal. Each of these experiences has prepared me to serve as your Principal.
    With a foundation built on belief, connection, and achievement, we will provide a safe environment for our students to thrive. I cannot express how honored I am to serve the students and families of Sandridge Elementary. I am committed to ensuring that we provide our students with a quality education in a safe and caring environment. We are here to nurture our young leaders.
    Let's make this a SuperSonic year of academic success and achievement!


    Joseph Kosina
    Joseph Kosina
    Principal, Sandridge Elementary School SD172

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