Janice Schwarze


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Janice Schwarze is the principal for Downers Grove North High School. Having worked for District 99 since 2007, she began as the chair of the English department at Downers Grove South High, where she hired, mentored and evaluated teachers, developed curriculum and led the literacy coaching program. She also served as a key leader in the district’s adoption of the new English and Language Arts standards. In 2013, she was selected as North High’s associate principal for curriculum and instruction, leading all curriculum, instruction and assessment initiatives at the school. 

Prior to joining District 99, Schwarze was an English teacher at Glenbard East High School for 20 years. She holds a B.A. in teaching of English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.A. in English from Northwestern University.


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