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!
I am excited to be serving the McCleery Elementary students, staff, and community as assistant principal. I taught general music for 12 years prior to beginning my career as an assistant principal in West Aurora in 2020.
I received my undergraduate degree in Music Education from Elmhurst University in 2008 and my Master's in Educational Leadership in 2012 from Aurora University. I also achieved National Board Certification in 2019. I have spent the last few years of my career advocating for the transformation of school discipline policies with the implementation of trauma informed practices and restorative practices.
I strongly believe in building relationships with students and building a positive culture within our school. I am looking forward to continuing my professional journey at McCleery.