Staff Directory

Susan J. Kukielka – Principal

Ms. KukielkaSusan J. Kukielka has been Principal of Decatur Classical School since 2005, leading this diverse school of exceptional learners and dedicated staff. Since coming to Decatur, “Ms. K” as she is known to the Decatur community, has expanded our Science Program, PE Programming and procured an Artist in Residence Program. She has also renewed a dedication to education by increasing the additional certification and professional development of the teaching faculty.

Her leadership and organizational skills have brought a cohesiveness to the school that has made this regional school feel like a real family. She has found the perfect combination that spurs our success; teachers, staff, students and parents all play an important role on the Decatur team. Adored and respected by all, her door is always open to those who need her.

Contact Susan J. Kukielka, Principal 

Kimberly A. Jockl – Assistant Principal

“Mrs. J” brings the energy to Decatur. From handling bussing issues to discipline and organization, you’ll always find she has a smile and a kind word to share.

Since coming to Decatur in 2005, she has brought with her years of classroom and educational experiences. Helping to keep the Decatur spirit burning bright, Mrs. J shows a commitment to the students as she shares their enthusiasm and love for learning.

Contact Kimberly A. Jockl, Asst. Principal

Margo Regalado – School Clerk

As our school clerk, Mrs. Regalado greets you with a smile in the front office.  Whenever in doubt, ask Mrs. Regalado.  She knows everything there is to know about Decatur.

Contact Margo Regalado, Decatur Clerk


Roland Paulnitsky – Security

Mr. P is a retired Chicago Police Officer and serves Decatur with the same commitment he gave to the citizens of Chicago.







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