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Building Leadership


Phone: 224-842-2351

Dr. James Tohme

Village School Community: 

Welcome to the 2024-2025 school year. My name is Dr. James Tohme and I will have the privilege of being the new principal of Village Elementary this year. I look forward to collaborating alongside our staff and parents to ensure that our students have a successful year of learning and growing academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.

I was most recently principal at Murphy Elementary School for the pasat four years. My goal now as the instructional leader at Village Elementary School is to work in a collaborative manner with students, parents, and staff to foster a safe, enriching, and engaging school environment. 

As Principal at Village Elementary School, I look forward to getting to know you and your child. Building relationships with students, parents, and staff is critically important to me, so do not hesitate to reach out to me by email or phone if I can be in support of you or your family.


Dr. James Tohme, Principal

Assistant Principal

Mrs. Kai-Lin Moshopoulos

Greetings Village Elementary School Families! My name is Kai-Lin Moshopoulos and I am very excited to be part of the Viking Elementary School family! This year marks my 19th year as an educator, during which time I taught grades 5th-8th and served as a K-4 Instructional Coach. I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together as a school community this year!

Village Elementary School endeavors to create a safe, supportive, and inclusive learning environment for all students with a focus on providing engaging, differentiated learning opportunities, as well as promoting student diversity and meeting the academic, emotional, and social needs of the students. The Village Elementary team works to cultivate meaningful relationships with students, school families, and community stakeholders, and strives to provide a welcoming environment for everyone.

Outside of school, I am a wife and a mother of two daughters, three if you include my fur baby. My family enjoys going to the movies, traveling, trying new foods, walking our dog, and playing board games. 

Being an educator and working with others to create an engaging and inclusive learning environment that celebrates diversity is of the utmost importance to me. I look forward to collaborating with the Village Elementary staff, students, families, and community members to continue to provide exemplary educational experiences for Viking students.

- Mrs. Moshopoulos