Our Principal

  • Paul A. Flatley, Principal

    Welcome to our Prairieview elementary school website! 

    My name is Paul Flatley.  I have been the Principal of Prairieview Elementary School since 2007 .  During this time, Prairieview school has earned the Academic Excellence Award from the Illinois State Board of Education for maintaining High Academic Achievement.  Prairieview has routinely maintained a top five ranking out of 40 schools in Elgin School District U-46. During the 2016-17 school year, we were second.  We also moved up from 25th to 14th out of 120 elementary schools in Kane County. Our families, students, and staff pride ourselves on providing the children of the community with an outstanding education. 

    Our parents not only provide a solid foundation for their children's education, but they are active participants in their children's education and also support the school in numerous ways. Parents volunteer in the classrooms and sponsor grade level and schoolwide activities.  All parents are members of the Prairieview PTO.  The Prairieview PTO sponsors numerous activities throughout the year such as the Fall Festival, our Fall fundraiser, Spring Fun Fair, Talent Show, Box Tops for Education, Prairieview Eats Events, Book Fairs, Literacy and Math Nights, Candy Bar Bingo, and many more. Through these activities, the PTO has raised funds to support the school and the children's education by purchasing materials to use in the classrooms to enhance instruction. Some examples are document cameras, projectors, classroom libraries, reading intervention materials, book room supplies and materials, Battle of the Books materials, NEO Smarts, and assemblies.   We also raised funds over several years to install a second playground in 2008.  It has been a wonderful addition to our school that is enjoyed by both students and residents in our community.

    I have been educating children since 1989 when I graduated from North Park College. I have been a high school physical education teacher, a K-12 athletic director, a high school dean of students, a middle school assistant principal, a principal at the K-2, K-5, and 6-8 grade levels as well as an adjunct professor. 

    Thank you for taking some time to look at our web page.  I hope the information has been useful to you.  Have a great day! 

    Yours in Education,

    Paul A. Flatley
    Prairieview Elementary School