Walker School

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  7260 North Avenue, Frankfort, IL, 60423
 Phone (815) 469-4330


Principal: Laura C. Goebel
Associate Principal: Jennifer Winefka
Assistant Principal: Robert Juritza

  School Hours

Office Hours: 7:25am - 3:55pm
School Hours: 7:50am - 2:20pm

In 2001, I began my teaching career in Summit Hill School District 161 at Indian Trail Elementary School instructing 3rd grade students in all core subject areas.  After eight years at Indian Trail, I transferred to Summit Hill Junior High School where I taught 7th grade reading and language arts for five years.   Once I earned my administrative degree, I knew I wanted to give even more back to the community of Summit Hill School District 161, my second family.  Walker Intermediate is where my administrative career began as the assistant principal for a year before taking on the principalship for the next five years. 
Today begins my twentieth year in Summit Hill School District and first year at Summit Hill Junior High as principal.  I am very proud to be joining and serving the staff and students of the junior high.   
I have always taken great pride in education and have taught my students the same especially when goals are created and the process to achieve them are accomplished.  Reaching my professional goals began in 2001, when I received my Bachelors of Science in Education from Illinois State University.  Just a few years later, in 2004, I earned my Masters in Teaching and Leadership from Saint Xavier University and then went on to earn my Masters in Educational Administration from SXU in 2007.  Throughout my educational journey and career, I always strive to gain many experiences in order to support staff and students in the best possible way.  This has led me to become the administrator I am today; one who puts students’ best interests at the forefront of every decision while supporting and leading my incredible staff. 
Career and education have been top priorities in my life, but my two amazing children are as well.  My son is the most energetic, athletic, enthusiastic seventh grader out there and my daughter, entering fourth grade, is just as smart, compassionate, and energetic as her big brother.  Both are my pride and joy.  Both absolutely love Summit Hill School District staff and students as much as I do.  And both will continue to be our biggest cheerleaders!   
Here’s to a wonderful year at SHJH! 
Laura C. Goebel, Principal  

Laura C. Goebel

Hello Spartans! I am very excited to be returning to Summit Hill Junior High this fall as the Associate Principal.  For the past two years, it has been my pleasure to be an Assistant Principal at SHJH.  I have twelve years’ experience as a Special Educator.  I spent the first two years of my career as a Special Educator at Hickory Creek Middle School in Frankfort School District 157c. I was a resource and specialized instruction teacher at Hickory Creek.  I spent the next ten years teaching within the Special Education department at Lincoln-Way School District 210.  I spent one year at Lincoln-Way Central and the next nine at Lincoln-Way West.  While at West, I was also a member of the dean staff. My husband and I are proud to reside within Summit Hill School District 161 borders.  We have three children, all of which attend District 161 schools. I look forward to another wonderful year serving this community.  GO SPARTANS!! #SpartanStrong
Jennifer Winefka, Associate Principal

Jennifer Winefka

Associate Principal

Greetings Summit Hill, 
I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself as the Assistant Principal here at Summit Hill Junior High.  This is my 1st year as the Summit Hill Jr. High Assistant Principal and it is truly an honor to become a part of Summit Hill School District 161 family and community.   I come to you with 18 years of experience as an educator at the junior and high school levels.  I believe that my main responsibility is to put our students and teachers in the best possible position to succeed here at Summit Junior High School.  Summit Hill Jr. High is a unique and special place that I am excited to be a part of. 
On a personal side, I am originally from Hinsdale, IL.  My family and I have resided in Shorewood, IL for the past 11 years.  My wife and I have two wonderful children who are ages 12 and 10 and are extremely active in clubs, sports and activities in our community.   If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me regarding your child’s academic success.  I look forward to be working with all of you and forming a partnership in your child’s education and success here at Summit Hill Jr. High.  
Go Spartans! 

Robert Juritza

Assistant Principal