Meet the School Administration
Mrs. Diana Gomez - Principal
Mrs. Diana Gomez joined Nixon School over 20 years ago. She has two master degrees and a bilingual teacher endorsement. She has been recognized by OLCE for her community engagement when she was in the role of Bilingual Lead Teacher.
Her leadership role is student centered. She has a holistic approach in which she makes time for her staff, her students, parents and the community members. She seeks opportunities for her staff to continue to grow professionally; thus, providing the best learning experiences and environment for our students. She always makes time for parents and community members because they are the strongest influence in our students.
Mrs. Gomez's goal for Nixon is to create a community that values and respects our students' backgrounds. She envisions parents collaborating with teachers, creating a team that values each other; consequently, developing productive citizens.
Mr. Lichtenberg - Assistant Principal
Mr. Lichtenberg (Mr. L) grew up in Forest Park, IL in a family of educators. His mother was an early childhood teacher for 35 years. His sister moved to California as a part of the Teach for America program as he was attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in Elementary Education. Mr. Lichtenberg had taught various grade levels and subjects before he graduated from Northeastern University with his masters degree in Educational Leadership.
He seeks to create a student-centered environment at Nixon with an emphasis on a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and create systems to best support the needs of ALL Nixon students.
Craig and his family love to hike the North Branch Trail System and bike up to the Botanic Gardens. They enjoy nature, camping, and traveling to the numerous national parks.