Our Principal

Mrs. Trina Metz

Phone: 224-842-2020 ext. 2201

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Elementary Education Monmouth College Monmouth, IL MS in Educational Administration Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL

Mrs. Trina Metz

 

Greetings Beach Bobcat Families!

I am honored to be the Principal at Beach Elementary School. We are looking forward to an exciting year filled with creative problem-solving opportunities, collaboration opportunities, and focusing on relationships like never before. I look forward to continuing the amazing work we have started at Beach, however, it will mean we have to work hard, be creative, and support one another.  I truly believe we are a community school and here to support each other. This is especially true as we venture through remote learning and experience life as never before. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any staff member if you need anything.

A little bit about me…as I said, I grew up in RLB. After high school, I went to Monmouth College, in Monmouth, Illinois where I majored in Elementary Education. I started my first teaching position at Grayslake Middle School (which is where I attended) and taught alongside some of the teachers I had when I was a student! I taught middle school English, Literature, and Social Studies. Due to reducing the number of teachers, I accepted a Title I position in South Berwyn at a brand new middle school. I taught English Language Arts and Pre-Algebra. One class was a bilingual Pre-Algebra class, however, my Spanish is not at a bilingual level! I was then offered a position to teach science so I changed schools to Nippersink Middle School in Richmond, Illinois (another brand new middle school). During my time here, I met my husband, we moved and I changed positions for a different opportunity. I started teaching science at Woodland Middle School (WMS). During my 14 years at WMS, I held many positions including t 8th-grade science teacher, Behavior Intervention Specialist, Science Curriculum Coordinator, and Assistant Principal. During my time at WMS is when I had my two sons. Looking for a challenge, I asked to be transferred to the Primary School within the district so I went from 6th-8th graders to Early Childhood to Kindergarten students! I then saw the great opportunities at Round Lake, particularly Beach Elementary. I couldn’t resist! I applied, and here I am! I have not looked back and have loved every minute of my time here at Beach. I encourage you to stop in, say hi! If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to reach out to my staff or me. We are here to support you and your family.

Thank you for trusting your child with us each day!

Mrs. Trina Metz

 

¡Saludos cordiales a las familias Bobcat de la Escuela Beach!

Es un honor para mí ser la Directora de la Escuela Primaria Beach.  Anticipamos tener un año emocionante lleno de oportunidades creativas para resolver problemas, oportunidades de colaboración y de concentrarnosen las buenas relaciones como nunca antes. Espero continuar el increíble trabajo que hemos comenzado en Beach, sin embargo, esto significa que debemos trabajar duro, ser creativos y apoyarnos unos a otros. En verdad opino que somos una escuela comunitaria y estamos aquí para apoyarnos mutuamente. Esto es especialmente cierto ya que nos aventuramos a través del aprendizaje virtual y experimentamos la vida comp nunca antes. Por favor, si necesitan algo, no duden en comunicarse conmigo o con cualquier miembro del personal de la escuela. 

Un poco sobre mí persona... como he dicho, crecí en RLB (Round Lake Beach).  Después de la secundaria, acudí a la Universidad de Monmouth, en Monmouth, Illinois, donde me especialicé en Educación Primaria.  Comencé mi primer puesto como maestra en la Escuela Secundaria Grayslake (a la que yo misma asistí) ¡e impartí clases junto con algunos de los profesores que tuve cuando aún era estudiante! Enseñé inglés, literatura y ciencias sociales al nivel secundaria. Debido a la reducción de profesores, acepté un puesto en calidad, Título I en South Berwyn en una nueva escuela secundaria.  Ahí impartí Artes del Lenguaje del inglés y Pre-Álgebra. Una de las clases era una clase bilingüe de Pre-Álgebra, ¡sin embargo mi español no está al nivel bilingüe! Así que después me ofrecieron un puesto para enseñar ciencias y me cambié a la Escuela Secundaria Nippersink en Richmond, Illinois (otra escuela secundaria nueva). Durante mi estancia ahí, conocí a mi marido, nos mudamos y cambié de puesto por una oportunidad diferente. Comencé impartiendo ciencias en la Escuela Secundaria  Woodland (WMS, por sus siglas en ingles). Durante mis 14 años en WMS, ocupé varios puestos, incluyendo el de maestra de ciencias de octavo grado, especialista en intervención del comportamiento, coordinadora del currículo de ciencias y subdirectora.  Tuve mis dos hijos durante el tiempo que estuve en la WMS. Procurando un mayor desafío, pedí ser transferida dentro del distrito a la Escuela Primaria, ¡así que pasé de impartir clases de 6º a 8º grado a tener estudiantes en educación temprana y luego del nivel kindergarten!  Fue cuando aprecié las grandes oportunidades en Round Lake, particularmente en la Escuela Primaria Beach. ¡No pude resistir! Solicité el puesto, ¡y aquí estoy! Ya no veo hacia atrás y me ha encantado cada minuto de mi tiempo aquí en Beach. ¡Los invito a que pasen y saluden! Si en cualquier momento tienen alguna pregunta o inquietud, por favor no duden en ponerse en contacto con mi personal o conmigo. Estamos aquí para apoyarlos a ustedes y a la familia.

¡Gracias por confiarnos a sus hijos todos los días!

Mtra. Trina Metz

 

 

Assistant Principal

Mr. Andrew Carlson

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Mr. Andrew Carlson

Hello!  My name is Andrew Carlson. I recently joined the Beach Staff for the 2019-2020 school year.  I am very excited to start my second year in Round Lake, as an assistant principal.  Prior to arriving in Round Lake, I served the staff, students, and communities in Waukegan, IL, for 13 years.  

While in Waukegan, I taught middle school ELA and social studies for four years before becoming an assistant principal.  I then worked as an assistant principal at John Clark Elementary School for seven years. From there I moved to Whittier Elementary School, for another two years.  

I came to Round Lake in 2018.  I was the assistant principal at Raymond Ellis Elementary School.  After an amazing year at Raymond Ellis, I had the opportunity to join the Beach staff.  I was able to spend numerous days at Beach in the spring of 2019, and am extremely excited to work with so many new amazing students, staff members, families, and community members.  

I grew up in Waukegan, Illinois, and attended schools in both Waukegan and Gurnee.  I graduated from Warren Township High School as a member of the Class of 2000.  I earned my undergraduate degree at Central Michigan University, where I majored in history and minored in English. After completing my undergraduate degree, I came home, where I earned my teaching endorsement at Rockford College.  I also earned a Master’s in the Art of Teaching, at Rockford College.  Soon after, I completed my Master’s in Educational Leadership at the American College of Education.

I cannot wait to meet many new faces, and is ready to guide another group of students, and staff members to success!

Sincerely,

Andrew Carlson
Assistant Principal