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Scott Loughrige Welcome to Scullen! I am honored to serve the students, parents, and teachers of Scullen Middle School in my first year as principal. My experience includes over fifteen years as a music educator, a school dean, track coach, music therapist and the last five years as one of Scullen’s assistant principals. Scullen is an amazing school and I look forward to making the middle school experience here a memorable one for all students.

At Scullen, we strive to Inspire all students to achieve their greatest potential. As educators, we work with students to develop in academics, but also grit, curiosity, self-control, gratitude, social intelligence, optimism, and zest as character strengths for success.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of any assistance to you or your child. As I often say to the students on a daily basis "Work Hard and Be Nice" and GO SHARKS!


Assistant Principal

Joe Parratore

Welcome sharks, future sharks and family members of sharks! I am honored to begin my second year as assistant principal at Scullen Middle School. Prior to joining the Scullen community I spent twelve years teaching social studies at Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park and Glenbard North High School in Carol Stream. I am excited to share the passion I have for the middle school philosophy and the benefits a middle school can have on the development of a child both academically and socially. We here at Scullen are striving to create environment where your child feels safe and is excited to come learn each day!

At Scullen, we believe it requires a team effort to help our students succeed and we look forward to building a great relationship with our parents and community. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you have regarding your child’s experience here at Scullen. I look forward to meeting many of you throughout the school year. Go SHARKS!



Assistant Principal

Courtney DiFiore 

Welcome Scullen Sharks! I am honored to begin my first year as the assistant principal at Scullen Middle School. Prior to coming to Scullen I spent 10 years in the Oswego School district. My teaching experiences are primarily at the junior high level. I was a language arts and reading teacher, a soccer coach, and an assistant principal. Additionally, I spent some of my teaching career at the elementary level as a second grade teacher. I am excited to have the opportunity to form positive relationships with the students and make their middle school experience a great one!

At Scullen, our goal is to provide our students with a safe atmosphere to learn, grow, succeed and inspire others. We want to help all students reach their highest potential by providing them with the essential academic and social skills to be successful in all facets of life.

By working together, we can make a difference for the students here at Scullen. Please contact me if there is anything I can do for you or your child. I look forward to being a part of the Scullen community and for a fantastic school year. Go SHARKS!




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