Administration

Michael S Smith

Michael S Smith

Principal

MR. MICHAEL SMITH

I am extremely proud to be a West Aurora Blackhawk! As a student, I attended District 129 schools. I began my teaching career in 1999 as a 2nd-grade teacher at Hall Elementary School. In 2004, I became the Assistant Principal at Hill Elementary School. From 2006-2016, I was the Principal at Freeman Elementary School. From there, I became the Principal of Hill Elementary School from 2016-2019.

I am currently going into my third year as the Principal of Jewel Middle School. Jaguars embrace challenge and #GetInvolved. I look forward to partnering with the Jewel Middle School community. LEAD, SERVE, INSPIRE!

 

Amy Townes

Amy Townes

Assistant Principal of Teaching & Learning

Mrs. aMY TOWNES

I am a lifelong resident of Aurora and a proud graduate of West Aurora High School.  I started my career as a Special Education Teacher in 1991 and then joined West Aurora School District 129 in 1992.  Throughout my years at West Aurora I have been a special education teacher and a 6th Grade teacher at Goodwin Elementary and Jewel Middle School. From 2008 -2011 I served as the Dean of Students at Jewel. In 2011 I became the Assistant Principal at Washington Middle School and in 2012 I came back to Jewel to be the Assistant Principal of Teaching & Learning.

Being a Jewel Jaguar is all about Getting Involved! Get involved in your academics by always doing your best. Get involved in a club or sport to make new friends, experience leadership, and stay busy. Get involved in service to your school community by doing something for others. In serving others you become a better version of yourself! 

I am excited to continue to have the opportunity to work with the students, staff, and families of Jewel Middle School. It is a place that I am proud to call home. #LEAD#SERVE#INSPIRE!

Tim McKenna

Tim McKenna

Assistant Principal of Operations

Mr. tim mckenna

I am excited to start my 6th year as the Assistant Principal at Jewel Middle School. I began my professional career as a Physical Education and Health Teacher in a K-8 building.  I came to West Aurora in 2005, and I worked as a Physical Education Teacher and Football, Basketball, and Track Coach.  I became a Student Services Specialist at Jefferson Middle School in 2007.  I have been married for 20 years, and I have 15 year old son and a 8 year old daughter.  I love going for bike rides with my family and cheering on the Chicago sports teams. 

Michael Kilcran

Michael Kilcran

Dean

MR. MICHAEL KILCRAN

I am currently in my second year as Dean at Jewel middle school, in the 5 years prior to joining west Aurora I was an 8th grade biology teacher. I grew up and live in Oak lawn Illinois with my two dogs! In my spare time I love working on and driving cars and collecting baseball cards. I have always wanted to be in school administration and I am very excited to start a fresh new school year with as many of our students in person as possible.