Principal's Corner

Hello Rocketville,

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer and it is everything that you are hoping for. Enjoy the time with your kids because soon enough, they will be back with us. The summer is wonderful but it does fly by which is good for me because I do miss the students. Our building is starting to look great and the only thing that would make it better, is students and that will happen soon enough.

Our Back to School Nights will be Monday, August 19 for our 4th graders and Tuesday, August 20 for our 5th graders. Both evenings will be from 6:30 - 7:30. This will be an opportunity for students and parents to find classrooms, meet the teachers, and bring in school supplies.

See you soon,

Mr.  David  McAtee

Principal's Story

Mr. McAtee is starting his 9th year at MIS and his 33rd 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 Joliet, 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.