May 5, 2022
Dear Lakeview Families, 

I am thrilled to announce that District 54 has selected Kelly Pietryla as the new principal of Lakeview Elementary School, effective July 1, 2022. Kelly and I started together at Lakeview and have worked closely as a team to support your children. Although I will miss the Lakeview community, I know that I am leaving your children and our staff in good hands, as she has truly been my partner for the past four years. Please read the following letter from Kelly to the Lakeview community.


Beth Erbach, Lakeview Principal



Letter from Kelly Pietryla


Dear Lakeview Families,


It is with great pleasure that I have the opportunity to introduce myself to you as the principal of Lakeview Elementary School, effective July 1, 2022.  I am overwhelmed with excitement to continue to work with the Lakeview community and students. You all have brought great joy to me over the last four years as the assistant principal. I am honored and thrilled to continue to serve the Lakeview community and ensure the success of each and every one of our students.  


I have had the privilege of working in School District 54 for the last 16 years. I began my career as a teacher at Dooley Elementary School as a classroom teacher for first through sixth grade and as an interventionist in kindergarten. I have learned a great deal from all my experiences and I am looking forward to supporting Lakeview in the best way I can. I currently live in Park Ridge with my husband, Jeff, and two children JP (9 years old) and Nora (7 years old).


The rest of this school year, I will be working closely with Mrs. Erbach and the Lakeview staff to ensure a smooth and seamless transition for the 2022-2023 school year. I look forward to continuing to learn from the amazing school community at Lakeview. The students, staff and parents are my priorities as we move into the 2022-2023 school year. 


As we move into the 2022-2023 school year, please know I am here to support you and your children to ensure success for the coming years. Please feel free to contact me at any time. You can reach me at [email protected]



Kelly Pietryla, Future Lakeview Principal