Dan Ulrich

Dan Ulrich


Mr. Daniel Ulrich

Welcome to McCleery Elementary School! As your principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors—teachers, students and parents—are excited to be here. This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun and nurturing environment. 
My previous educational experience includes working in the Yorkville School District, where I had the pleasure of teaching at the intermediate and middle school grade levels in the areas of mathematics and technology literacy. I was also given an opportunity to work with 7th grade students as a math interventionist, helping bridge gaps or enrich content for individual students to help them reach their full potential. 
I have spent my career being a member of various teams. The opportunity to work with grade levels, building level and extra-curricular teams has allowed me to collaborate with others to achieve a common goal, do what is best for students, and help them be successful in all facets of their education.
I am looking forward to another year at McCleery Elementary as principal and I am excited to see what our students accomplish this year!

Ruby Halverson

Ruby Halverson

Assistant Principal


I am very excited to be part of the McCleery Elementary School community! 

Since 2015, I have been a second-grade bilingual teacher at Schneider Elementary School. My leadership experiences while in that role include having served on a committee that developed a reading, science, and English as a second language (ESL) curriculum. I also filled the role of acting assistant principal as a result of a leave of absence during a portion of the 2021-22 school year. 

I bring another nine years of classroom experience to my new position, having taught elementary bilingual education in both Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 and Wheaton Community Unit School District 200. In 2008, I also served as director of English language learners (ELL) during summer school programming for Plainfield 202. 

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies from the University of Illinois Chicago, a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management, and a Master of Arts in teaching from Aurora University. 

Please feel free to reach out and introduce yourself to me as I look forward to building relationships with students, staff, families, and community members!