Park View Principal Kristie Mate
Park View principal Kristie Mate loves the energy that comes from being in a school full of young learners.
“Everyone talks about the parent involvement and close-knit community at Park View. That’s very exciting,” Mate said.
Mate is energized by working with Park View staff to help each student reach his or her full potential.
Prior to being named Park View principal, Mate was the Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction at Drauden Point Middle School in Plainfield. During her four years in that role, Mate focused on developing strong curriculum and instructional practices; organizing and implementing special education programming; and ensuring that all disciplinary processes are also learning experiences for students.
In 2017, Mate was named the Assistant Principal of the Year in the 3 Rivers Region by the Illinois Principals Association.
Mate's middle school experience will help Park View students prepare for the full scope of their educational experience in CCSD 89.
Mate has a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of St. Francis and Master’s Degree in Special Education from Lewis University. She has teaching certifications as a Learning Behavior Specialist and in Administration. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Consumer Science from Bradley University.
It was during her time at Bradley that she began mentoring students and realized she wanted to work in education. She started her first teaching job one year later.
Mate is married with two elementary-age children. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and cooking.
Contact Kristie Mate:
Park View secretary: Stephanie Mullany email