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March 14th, 2023 - District 24 Superintendent Madelene Chan Retirement Announcement


Dear families and staff of P.S. 211 Elm Tree Elementary School,


We would like to share some news with you regarding District 24’s Superintendent! Dr. Madelene Chan (our District’s Superintendent) has announced that she will be retiring effective Friday, March 17th, 2023.


Please see below for the letter that Dr. Chan has asked us to share with our school community:

Dear District 24 Staff, Students, Parents and Guardians,


I hope this letter finds everyone well! 


This message is a difficult one to write. After 14 years as the proud Community Superintendent of District 24 I will be retiring on Friday, March 17, 2023. Unfortunately, my mother is in need of care, and I have made the decision to assist her during her recuperation period.


I have loved working in District 24! It has been the opportunity of a lifetime and I will miss everyone deeply.


I know that the District will thrive with its amazing District team and incredible individuals who care for students.


Please stay well and be kind to one another. 


District 24 is unique, and I am confident that you will continue to shine.


Thank you for all of the wonderful memories! 


I look forward to hearing about your continued success!


With respect and gratitude,


Madelene Chan

Community Superintendent

District 24


From all of us at P.S. 211 Elm Tree Elementary School: we are very sad to see Dr. Chan go, however, we would like to take this opportunity to wish her and her family all the best.


Have a wonderful rest of the week!




P.S. 211 Elm Tree Family