Greetings from Dr. Bloom
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone to the Palmyra-Eagle Area School District. The district thrives on hope and optimism and I, for one, am thrilled and honored to share in the positive energy and momentum that has begun to take root and flourish in our classrooms, schools and larger district community.
As a father, I am blessed to have two sets of twins. My sons, Chris and Zach are grown and are both out on their own. They each are working recently in their chosen professions. Chris serves as a police officer in the City of Waukesha Police Department. Zach teaches various science courses in the Parkview School District at their middle school/high school.
My twin daughters, Maggie and Ketti are currently seniors at Milton High School where they are both active in various extra-curricular and athletic activities. They are taking full advantage of what the high school years have to offer. Currently, they both serve on the high school poms squad (similar to our dance program) and both are members of the choral group Octave Above during the winter months. Once spring rolls around both girls are members of the high school track and field team. As a parent myself, I attend as many of their performances as I can and will balance attendance at both Milton and Palmyra-Eagle events as is possible.
Professionally, I have served as a classroom teacher, program coordinator, principal, director of instruction and district administrator. I have also served as an adjunct faculty member and assistant professor at National-Louis University. Additionally, I have done adjunct teaching for Aurora University-George Williams College. My undergraduate work was completed at Beloit College and I possess both a Bachelor's and Master of Arts in Teaching degree from that institution. I completed my Master's degree in Educational Leadership and doctorate in Curriculum and Supervision from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.
I am an avid reader - both professionally and personally and typically have three "reads" going at the same time. Also, in my leisure time I enjoy yard work, restoring antique furniture and kayaking.
In my role as District Administrator of the Palmyra-Eagle Area School District I have repeatedly heard how wonderful our students are and how very much staff members enjoy working in the district and that parents are dedicated and loyal to our schools. While there are challenges ahead of us, I know that they are not insurmountable and collectively we will move our district forward into a preferred future.
Working collaboratively we can move toward the fulfillment of our district mission statement "To ensure students excel with intellect and virtue, inspired by innovative educators who engage and challenge each individual."
Dr. Steven M. Bloom, District Administrator
Palmyra-Eagle Area School District