Dear Westfield Community School Families,
I am very excited to serve you as Principal of Westfield Community School. As a graduate of District 300 and a former student of Westfield, I look forward to working with the staff, students and families that make up our great school community.
I started my educational career as a graduate from Augustana College with a degree in Music Education and a Masters in Educational Leadership from St. Francis University. My first two years in education were spent as a Band Director and Computer Teacher for Ira Jones Middle School in Plainfield, IL. I then became the 5th grade General Music Teacher and High School Band Director for Coal City School District. During my time as the Band Director, I had the privilege of performing the duty of Fine Arts Department Chair, focusing on the instruction and curriculum of our Fine Arts for grades K-12.
For three years I was honored to be the Assistant Principal for Coal City Middle School. During this time I also served as the Music Booster Liaison, Title I Director, and Assistant Athletic Director. I strongly believe that my educational background and experiences have helped in developing who I am today and will help guide all decisions for our students.
I am excited to continue to work with all of the Westfield students, parents, and staff to provide the best possible educational environment. My leadership foundation is based on servant leadership, always focusing on the students’ education and well-being. I know that together we can bring the best to our school community.
My goal as Principal is to help students become college and career ready upon graduation. I truly believe that the district mission is one that can be implemented fully through the contributions of our amazing staff, curriculum, technology, and community/ parental involvement.
I am looking forward to meeting everyone and seeing all of the returning families as we begin this 2022-2023 school year. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions.
Tom Ruzinok, Principal
Westfield Community School