About the Principal

Phone: 847-270-9490


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Sarah Swanson

Mrs. Swanson has been in the field of education for over twenty years. She began her career in the Chicago Public Schools teaching kindergarten, first and second grades. There, she transitioned into a K-8 literacy coordinator, which is similar to an instructional coach role. After moving to the suburbs, she dedicated the next chapter of her career to Round Lake Area Schools. Here, she has served the district and community as a literacy coach at Murphy and Village, a teacher on special assignment at Village functioning very much like an assistant principal, she spent three years as an Elementary Teaching and Learning Coordinator. She is most excited to be in the schools and serving as an Assistant Principal for the last few years. 

Family, equity, and truth are her core values. She is very passionate about education and is looking forward to partnering with families and teachers to provide our students with a rigorous, engaging, and culturally responsive elementary school experience. She believes that by working together, we can listen, learn, and lead together.

About the Assistant Principal



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Erin Marquard

Erin Marquard has over 10 years of experience teaching Kindergarten in various capacities, including Dual Language, an ENL blended classroom, and most recently, Project Lead the Way and has been in the field of education for over 20 years.  Mrs. Marquard has had a number of leadership experiences over the years that have helped prepare her for this new role.  She has high expectations for herself and her students, knowing that they are capable of anything they put their minds to.  She believes in instilling a growth mindset in all our young learners while providing them with the tools early on that they need to succeed.

Mrs. Marquard’s core beliefs are honesty, transparency, and collaboration. She believes in open communication as a way to build a bridge between home and school, creating the best possible educational experience for your children.  She is thrilled to be the new Assistant Principal for Kindergarten at Pleviak!