Principal's Corner

Hello Rocketville,

2021-2022 was another memorable year but I am to hopeful that it will only be a memory in the near future.

I frequently remind our staff that our students are only in their current grade once, so I am asking them to do everything possible to make it memorable. There is a tremendous amount of work that takes place on a consistent basis but once in a while it is OK to just have fun. We feel it is our responsibility to not only address academics but the whole child. Our promise to you is that we will do everything we can to make your children the best versions of themselves.

One of our ever present tasks is to help create students that are resilient and ready to take on anything that come their way. Out motto for the 2021-2022 school year:

It is not what happens to you but how you react to it that matters!

Thanks for helping to remind your kids that they control their actions and their choices.

Mr.  David  McAtee

Principal's Story

Mr. McAtee is starting his sixth year at MIS and his 30th year in education. Prior to becoming Principal, he was the Dean of Students for 8 years and a sixth-grade teacher for 7 years at Millennium in Homewood. In addition to teaching sixth grade in Homewood, he taught fifth and sixth grade in Alsip and fourth grade in Park Forest.

Mr. McAtee graduated with a bachelor’s degree from St. Louis University. He holds a Master’s Degree from Governor’s State University in Curriculum and Instruction and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership from Lewis University.

Mr. McAtee lives in Channahon, IL with his wife, Joan, and 2 dogs, Jackie and Jessie. Mr. McAtee has 3 sons, Brandan, Adam, and Aaron, two daughter-in-laws, Katy and Megan, and two grandchildren, Harper and Theo. In addition to enjoying spending time with his family, he enjoys anything sports related. He has coached and played many sports including most recently, lacrosse where he served as head varsity coach for 8 years at Minooka High School.