Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Dr. Mary Frances Greene, Principal
Phone: 847.881.9500 Ext. 505

It is my pleasure and privilege to serve as the principal of Middlefork School in Sunset Ridge District 29. MFG

When Middlefork School first opened its doors in 1959, Northfield was a growing community, and according to M
ary Osborne, Middlefork's first principal, the superintendent wanted to give the little kids a place all their own. Sixty years later, Middlefork's kindergarten through third-grade students continue to thrive in a safe, nurturing, child-centered environment created by a skilled and dedicated staff. Our Middlefork mission statement speaks to our commitment to the youngest students in District 29 and to our belief that only through a team effort will we maximize the early educational experience of each child.

Middlefork Mission:
To cultivate a learning community that engages the hearts and minds of young students, one child at a time, and that places the child at the center of all decision-making.

As their children's first and most important teachers, we welcome parents as partners in our mission. Parent involvement in school and classroom programs is encouraged and appreciated. From literacy stations with first-graders, to serving lunch in the cafeteria, or running a water game at Field Day, the opportunities to share in the Middlefork experience are numerous. Attendance at special events such as Back-to-School Night, the Halloween and Vocabulary Parades, Winter and Spring Sings, and portfolio celebrations is just the beginning! Daily conversations about Number Corner, library time, PlayPods, The Principal's Vocabulary Challenge, PJ Day, the lunch menu, Dedicated Dolphins, class meeting, science time, Art, PE or Music, all show the children you are interested and value their education.

Middlefork School is truly a wonderful place to teach and to learn. We have high expectations for our students and our staff and take great pride in their achievements. If you should have any further questions about our school or programs, I can be contacted at

Mary Frances Greene, Ed.D.
Associate Superintendent/Principal

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