Meet the Principal


Mark Pagel

Phone: (630)783-5152


Website: Praireview Facebook

Twitter: @PVPrincipalD66

Professional Accolades

*Illinois Middle School Principal of the Year-2010
*Illinois State University College of Ed. Alumni Hall of Fame Inductee-2016


* 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)

Family & Interests

My amazing wife, Shari, and I have been married 29 years and have 3 wonderful kids: Marissa (28) is a speech-pathologist at Morris Elementary, Brennan (24) works in insurance claims, and Garrett (21) is a senior at ISU. I enjoy family time together, traveling, cycling, exploring new and interesting restaurants, Bears football, and 80’s music.

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