Perry Hayes - Principal   



I got my start in U-46 23 years ago as a Special Education teacher before shifting into administration. I have been the Principal at Ellis for 15 years and an administrator for 21. I previously taught Special Education in West Leyden and Westmont school districts and spent many years as a student myself. I earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Northern Illinois University as well as a master's from Roosevelt University for Business.


As we prepare for the 2016-17 school year I want to extend a heart-felt welcome to our new 7th grade class and their parents! Also welcome back to our returning students as we prepare them for high school! At Ellis we pride ourselves on meeting each individual student's needs. We want students to be proud of their work and the skills they will be learning each and every day.


Parents, please contact the office if you have any questions and I will make sure they are answered in a timely manner! Let's make this coming school year the most positive experience possible for your child! We can accomplish this by working together as a team for their success!


It's a Great Day to Be an EAGLE!