Pennoyer Elementary School Administration

At Pennoyer School District #79, the Superintendent and the Principal handle all administrative functions. The superintendent handles 'district' level issues and items, and the principal handles 'school' level issues and items. Both are happy to work with members of the community at any time. Please call the school office with any questions, comments, concerns, or compliments.

Superintendent - Dr. Kristin Kopta

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This is Dr. Kopta's 7th year as Superintendent of Pennoyer School District 79.   Dr. Kopta earned her Doctoral degree from National Louis University in School Leadership and Administration. She also holds a Masters degrees in School Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Human Resource and Development from the University of Illinois at Champaign and most recently completed her Chief School Business Official certification from the University of Illinois at Springfield. She received her Bachelors of Education Degree at Illinois State University. Dr. Kopta grew up in Lemont and currently lives in Arlington Heights with her husband and two children. Dr. Kopta is a proud Veteran, serving her country for 20 years in the Illinois Air National Guard.  She is an advocate for public education and serves on the West 40 Regional Office of Education Board of Directors.

Principal - Mr. Adam Greenberg

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Mr. Greenberg comes to Pennoyer School with 20 years in education.  Most recently, Mr. Greenberg served as the Associate Principal at Edgewood Middle School in Northshore School District 112 where he was the PBIS coordinator, led professional development for staff and oversaw safety protocols for the school.  Prior to administration, he taught middle school ELA and social studies as well as coaching many sports teams and sponsoring school clubs at Twin Groves Middle School in District 96.  He holds a Masters in Educational Leadership from Northeastern Illinois University and a Masters in Education from DePaul University along with a Bachelors in Communications from University of Kansas.  Mr. Greenberg lives in Buffalo Grove with his wife and two children and is a talented musician.  We are excited to bring his many talents to Pennoyer School.