Letter from the Principal | Ombudsman Chicago South

Letter from the Principal

As Principal of Ombudsman Chicago South Campus, I am pleased to welcome families, students, staff, and community partners to the 2023-2024 school year. I am looking forward to working alongside all stakeholders to ensure Ombudsman South provides equitable learning outcomes for students as we collectively work together to create opportunities, learning pathways, and experiences to help students reach their goals and identify passions that will place them on the best path to pursue their post-secondary endeavors.

This school year’s theme is “Live to Learn and Learn to Live.” Our desire is for our community to understand the importance of education and how its value contributes to discovering the world and how we can impact our communities, neighborhoods, and society. Ombudsman’s mission is embedded in core values that help students take ownership of their learning experiences while equipping them with communication and behavior skills that promote self-advocacy and practical communication skills that help with collaborative team planning, critical thinking, and becoming responsible citizens. Our team is committed to implementing specialized programs, counseling when appropriate, and Tier II and Tier III programs and learning strategies to ensure we provide the best services and trajectory toward student success.

I do not take your decision to join the Ombudsman-South family lightly. It is an honor to lead such an incredibly fantastic school. I am excited to meet the new families and students and welcome back our returning community. I am confident we will have an amazing year.

I am looking forward to serving you. Happy New Year!


Principal Veriner James


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