Superintendent Welcome

Superintendent's Greeting

Dear Visitor,Dr. Edward Stange

On behalf of the faculty and staff of Middlefork and Sunset Ridge Schools, I welcome you to the Sunset Ridge District 29 website!

Sunset Ridge School District 29 is a unique learning environment where we live our mission of “cultivating an inclusive learning community that engages hearts and minds, one child at a time” Our faculty and staff truly care about every student and family we serve, and strive to cultivate meaningful connections and partnerships that promote a well-rounded educational experience. Our curriculum and instructional practices are based on extensive research, and are tailored to address the unique gifts and challenges of each individual student. Our students enjoy small class sizes, individualized attention, and access to state-of-the-art technology to facilitate their learning. We offer a wide variety of academic programs, athletic opportunities, fine and performing arts experiences, and social-emotional learning activities. I am truly honored to partner with such committed and caring parents and fellow educators, and lead this amazing center for learning!

Our website is designed to facilitate communication and involvement in the District. However, we also value and welcome your direct communication with our teachers, support staff, administrative team, and Board of Education members. If you cannot locate the information you are seeking via our website, please contact me or any member of our team directly.  I can be reached at [email protected] or (847) 881-9456.

For questions regarding Middlefork School, please contact Ms. Jennifer Kiedaisch at 
[email protected] or 847-881-9505. 

For questions regarding Sunset Ridge School, please contact Dr. Ivy Sukenik at 
[email protected] or 847-881-9472.

For questions regarding Curriculum & Instruction, please contact Ms. Christina Crabtree at
[email protected] or 847-881-9458.

For questions regarding Special Education Services, please contact Ms. Stephanie Evans at
[email protected] or 847-881-9453.

For questions regarding Business Services, please contact Mr. Thomas Beerheide at 
[email protected] or 847-881-9457.

For questions regarding Technology Services, please contact Mr. Oscar Garcia at 
[email protected] or 847-881-9458.

Edward J. Stange, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
(847) 881-9456
[email protected]


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