Dr. Jason H. Gold has been selected as the principal of Fox Meadow Elementary School in South Elgin. Dr. Gold has worked in education for 14 years as a teacher and administrator and brings with him strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills, experience in developing and retaining staff, and a belief in the importance of supporting student success via collaboration with families, school staff, and District leaders.
Dr. Gold most recently served as the principal of Komarek Elementary School District 94 in the Cook County suburb of North Riverside, a position he held from 2016 to the end of the 2020 school year. At Komark Elementary, a one-school district with more than 520 students, Dr. Gold has developed and implemented school-wide policies and procedures regarding accelerated placement, homework and grading, and more. He has led internal and external communications and engagement activities for staff and families, from book clubs to newsletters, as well as operational work, from meal distribution and drive-by graduation procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. He supports implementation of PBIS and discipline support measures and co-developed and implemented the school’s master schedule.
From 2014 to 2016, Dr. Gold served as the Coordinator of ELA and Math Initiatives & Teacher/Principal Retention and Development in Lyons School District 103. Dr. Gold served as an assistant principal in Oak Park School District 97 from 2011 to 2014. He joined the district in 2010 as the gifted and talented coordinator. He began his career in education as a math teacher in Cary Junior High in Cary School District 26.
Dr. Gold earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education at Northern Illinois University, a Master’s degree in school leadership at Concordia University, and a doctorate in school leadership at Aurora University.