Kathryn Schafermeyer

Kathryn Schafermeyer


Dr. Schafermeyer

I join the School District 129 team as principal of Fearn Elementary School with great enthusiasm! I look forward to making a contribution to this excellent school community and sustaining the momentum that Fearn has already established.

I bring over twenty years of building leadership experience to this role, having served in the communities of Wheaton, Yorkville and Oswego. I began my educational career as a fifth-grade teacher.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education, a Master of Education in educational administration, and a Doctorate of Education in curriculum and instruction.

In the coming school year, I look forward to embracing the curiosity, complexity and joy of learning with our students and staff!

Gina Krizman

Gina Krizman

Assistant Principal

Mrs. krizman

I am honored to serve as the assistant principal of Fearn Elementary School. Fearn has a long standing history of educational excellence and I look forward to working alongside the staff to continue developing the academic skills of our students and provide opportunities for our Falcons to explore areas of interest via our wide variety of extracurricular activities. My professional experience includes middle school assistant principal roles in both Oswego District 308 and Glen Ellyn SD41 for a combined total of 5 years. Additionally, I spent 5 years as the Student Services Coordinator in West Aurora SD129 in which I supported programs and initiatives focusing on social emotional learning in preK-12th grades. Lastly, I worked as a speech pathologist for 7 years at both the elementary and middle school levels.

I am a graduate of Illinois State University and Governor’s State University achieving masters in both principal leadership and speech language pathology and I have a bachelor’s of science in speech language pathology.

I look forward to another great year of learning at Fearn. Go Falcons!