Meet the Principal


Mark Pagel

Phone: (630)783-5152


Website: Praireview Facebook

Twitter: @PVPrincipalD66


* M.S. in Ed. – Educational Administration, Illinois State University, 2000
* B.S. in Ed. – Middle School Math Education, Illinois State University, 1990

Professional Experience

* Principal, Prairieview School, Downers Grove, IL (2014 – Present)
* Principal, Elwood School, Elwood, IL (2011 – 2014)
* Principal, Dwight Junior High School, Dwight, IL (2002 – 2011)
* Math/Science Teacher, Chiddix Jr. High School, Normal, IL (1996 – 2002)
* Math Teacher, Central Jr. High School, East Peoria, IL (1990 – 1996)

Professional Accolades

* Illinois Middle School Principal of the Year-2010
* Inducted into the ISU College of Ed. Hall of Fame-2016

Family & Interests:

My amazing wife, Shari, and I have been married 26 years and have 3 wonderful kids: Marissa (25) is a speech-pathologist at Morris Elementary, Brennan (21) is a senior at ISU, and Garrett (18) is a freshman at ISU. I enjoy family time together, traveling, reading, exploring new and interesting restaurants, bike riding, and 80’s music. It's a Perfect Day to be a Prairieview Panther!