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JOLIET, August 29, 2022 – Two new administrators have joined Joliet Public Schools District 86. Teresa Woodard is the new principal at Lynne Thigpen Elementary School and Elisabeth Patton was promoted to academic advisor at Washington Junior High School.

Teresa Woodard has over 15 years of educational experience. Most recently, she served as the Thompson Instructional Center principal. She received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Chicago State University. Ms. Woodard also earned a master's degree from Governors State University. She is currently working on her doctorate degree from the University of St. Francis.

Elisabeth Patton has been a teacher for the past 11 years, including the last four years serving as a social studies teacher at Washington Junior High School. She has a bachelor's degree from Northern Kentucky University, a master's degree from Lewis University, and a second master's degree from the University of St. Francis.


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