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Tom Davidson

Tom Davidson


Mr. Tom Davidson

I started my education career in 2008 in the West Aurora School District as a Special Education Teacher. After teaching, I took the position of Dean of Students at West Aurora High School.  My next position was that of the Assistant Principal of Operations and then Assistant Principal of Teaching & Learning both at Herget Middle School 

All this experience has brought me to my current position as Principal of Washington Middle School starting in the 2019-2020 school year.  

I am a proud father of twin boys Mason and Carter, who will one day work their way through School District 129 as students. I have been married since 2013 to my wife who currently works at West Aurora High School.

Jolene Smith

Jolene Smith

Assistant Principal of Teaching & Learning

Mrs. Jolene Smith

I’ve proudly spent my whole professional career in School District 129. I started as a math teacher at West Aurora High School in 2007 and became the math department chair in 2012. I then moved into the role of Grades 6-12 Math Curriculum Coordinator in 2015. These experiences have helped me prepare for my new position as Assistant Principal of Teaching and Learning at Washington Middle School!

I believe that all students should be challenged to grow in their education. I look forward to being a General and am excited for the new challenges we will provide to your students!

Melissa Frankel

Melissa Frankel

Assistant Principal of Operations

Ms. Melissa Frankel

I have a Bachelor's Degree from Western Illinois University in Physical Education and then a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Illinois University and earned an additional Master’s Degrees from the American College of Education in Educational Leadership.  I was previously a physical education and health teacher for seven years at Kaneland Middle School.  Administratively, I spent 2 years as Dean of Students at Kaneland and Sycamore Middle Schools.

I am currently the Assistant Principal of Operations at Washington Middle School.

I believe education should provide a challenging, caring, and passionate educational experience for every student so they can be productive citizens.

Victor Perez

Victor Perez


Mr. victor perez

I started my career at West Aurora School District 129 in 2001. I have taught at Hall and Washington Middle Schools.  I currently am the Dean of Students at Washington and I am looking forward to a great school year!