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Mr. Jesse Sams » Welcome!


My name is Jesse Sams and I am very grateful to be entering my third year as principal at Midland Elementary School. I started my teaching career in this wonderful community as a STEM teacher at Midland Middle School after I graduated from Eureka College. In addition to being the STEM teacher, I also served as the 7th-grade basketball coach and River Valley Falcon football head coach. I then worked at Morton Junior High School as a STEM teacher. Between my time at MMS and MJHS I attended Aurora University and earned my Masters degree in Educational Leadership.
In 2016 I married my beautiful wife Emily who is a special education teacher. We met while working at an Easter Seals Camp located in Wisconsin Dells, WI.  We have three sons, 4-year-old Marshall,  2-year-old Walter, and 1-year-old Elliott. I love spending time with my family, the Chicago Bears, and the outdoors. 
Again, I am very excited to be back in the Midland CUSD # 7 family and to work with all stakeholders to ensure that we continue to provide the best education and experiences for all of our students. Please feel free to call me or email with any questions throughout the school year. And remember.........
It's a great day to be a Timberwolf!