Meet the Principal

Sean Rhoads

Mr. Sean Rhoads

Phone: (630)783-5200




• M.S. in Ed. – Educational Leadership, Northern Illinois University, 2006
• B.S. in Ed. – Special Education, Illinois State University, 1999

Professional Experience

• Principal, Elizabeth Ide School, Darien, IL (2017 - Current)
• Assistant Principal, Grand Prairie Elementary School, Frankfort, IL (2015 – 2017)
• Assistant Principal, Hickory Creek Middle School, Frankfort, IL (2012 – 2015)
• Special Educator, O’Neill Middle School, Downers Grove, IL (2000 – 2012)

Family & Interests:

My wife Kristin and I have been married 16 years and have two wonderful children: Kaylee (11) and Gabby (7).  Becoming an elementary school administrator has always been a dream of mine and I have been truly inspired by my own children.  Elementary school is an environment where an administrator can help children and teachers grow in so many ways.  Students are embarking on an educational journey that they will remember for the rest of their lives.  Teachers are building the academic foundation of these young minds. It’s remarkable to be part of that foundational period in a student’s life; working together with children, parents, teachers, and community stakeholders.  Ide P.R.I.D.E.!  We are lions…hear us ROAR!