Westfield Principal Kristen Ulery

  • Kristen UleryKristen Ulery was selected as the principal of Westfield Elementary School in 2023. She wants Westfield to continue to be a safe place where kids get high-quality, engaging instruction and love coming to school.

    “I want there to be a partnership that has open communication and connection with Westfield families because we all have the same goal, which is supporting the kids,” she said. “I love that there’s such a strong sense of community around the school because that’s something that really speaks to me. I value building relationships with students, staff, and families.”

    Ulery began her teaching career in 2000. After five years in the classroom, she was named associate principal of Gemini Middle School in Niles. She then served as principal of Madison Elementary School in Skokie and Washington Elementary School in Glenview. She was the director of literacy for Community Unit School District 300 in Algonquin before joining CCSD 89.

    Ulery has a bachelor’s degree in English composition with a minor in education from DePauw University. She has a master’s degree in educational leadership from DePaul University.

    Ulery has been married to her husband, Nate, since 2000. They have one son, Emerson. Outside of school, Ulery enjoys baking and attending classic car shows.

    Contact Kristen Ulery:


    (630) 858-2770

    Westfield Administrative Assistant: Tessa Carter email