Prairie Hills Junior High School

    Prairie-Hills Elementary School District 144

    The Pursuit of Excellence Continues…..

    Ms. Lauren Gladu, Principal

    Mr. Abraham Mobley, Assistant Principal  

    Dr. Wade F. Morris, Assistant Principal

     Ms. Deshonda Daniels-Wright, Assistant Principal

                   Prairie Hills Junior High School, 16315 Richmond Avenue, Markham, Illinois 60428 * (708) 210-2860   


    July 6th, 2022

    Dear Prairie Hills Jr. High School Families: 

    It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed principal of Prairie Hills Junior High School. 

    I come to you with over twenty years of educational experience, from teaching elementary school in Illinois, teaching English Language Arts at the middle school level in the Dallas Fort Worth area and six years of administration at the secondary level (both in Illinois and Texas). 

    As a former Prairie Hills Jr. High Mustang student, I am excited about returning H.O.M.E, an acronym I created that expresses my philosophy for our school: H=Higher Expectations for all, O=Opportunities for enriched instruction, M=Management of all school resources for better student outcomes and E=Excellence in all we do. This is how I will lead our school community.  

    I look forward to meeting you and consider each of you a collaborative partner as we work together to ensure success for all students. 

    I will be on campus beginning on August 8th, 2022. In addition, we will host a Principal Reception on August 10th, 2022 from 5:00PM-6:00PM at Prairie Hills Jr. High School, 16315 Richmond Avenue Markham, IL 60428. I welcome you and your families to come meet me at this event so I can learn more about your children, and to share input for the year ahead. 

    In the meantime, please follow us on social media for the latest updates about our school. 

    If you have any questions, please contact me at 708-210-2860 or at lgladu@phsd144.net


    Ms. Lauren A. Gladu, Principal

    Prairie Hills Jr. High School