Principal's Page
Lake Bluff Elementary School principal

Dear Lake Bluff Elementary School Community,

I so enjoy working with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success, and am very grateful for, and proud of, our work together.

Our Lake Bluff Elementary School staff works hard to build and preserve strong relationships with parents, students, staff, and community partners. We realize that each student is unique, bringing different talents, interests, and learning styles to the school community. We strive to provide students with a positive, student-centered learning environment that enhances academic and social/emotional development. 

As school principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to stop in or call to make an appointment to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas to help make LBES that best that it can be!

Looking forward to another great year, 

Margaret St. Claire
Principal, Lake Bluff Elementary School

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Margaret St. Claire

Before becoming Principal of Lake Bluff Elementary School in July, 2014, Margaret St. Claire served as Assistant Principal and then Principal at Daniel Wright Junior High School in Lincolnshire. Previously she was Assistant Principal/Director of Instruction at the Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade Academy of Our Lady School in Waukegan. She was also a classroom teacher in grades 1, 3 and 4 in Lake Forest District 67, and a long-term substitute in the gifted program of Oak Grove School District 68. She served as an adjunct faculty member/student teacher supervisor at National-Louis University.

Mrs. St. Claire earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from National-Louis University, and a B.Ed. Degree with a major in Elementary Education from Purdue University.

Mrs. St. Claire and her husband have two children, now both in college. They have lived in Libertyville for 15 years and enjoy traveling, spending time outdoors and biking.