My name is Bryan Buck and I am honored to be the principal of Yorkville Middle School and look forward to meeting our YMS students and parents in the months to come.
I am very excited to begin building a positive relationship with you and your family. I will do my best to communicate pertinent information as well as all the great things that will be happening here at YMS. I want you to know that my door will always be open for questions, comments or concerns. Please do not hesitate to call or visit so we can talk. Your child’s educational experience here at YMS is a priority for us and I want to do everything possible to help make it a successful experience. Just from the short time I have been here, it has become evident to me that the YMS community has a great deal of pride and care and I look forward to continuing the strong traditions and values that make YMS an incredible school.
Just a little about me. I grew up in Plainfield, Illinois and attended the Plainfield schools from K-8 and then went to Joliet Catholic High School. I was lucky to get a football scholarship and went to Valparaiso University for undergrad and then attended Lewis University for my master’s. I also attended NIU for my Education Specialist degree. My first full-time teaching job was in Plano, Illinois, where I taught art, spelling, and social studies to 6th graders. After 2 years, I moved to Plainfield and taught math, science, social studies, and LA in 6th grade. My administrative career started at Oswego Community Unit School District 308 where I opened a new elementary school and a new junior high school, both as principal. The last 12 years, I have been a middle school principal in Wheaton Community Unit School District 200.
I currently live in Plainfield with my wife Susan. We have 3 kids: Morgan (age 24), Lauren (age 21), and Madilyn (age 19). When I have free time, I love to be with my family. I also enjoy golfing, cooking, exercising, and sports. I look forward to meeting and talking to all of you at school or out in the community. I hope that your experience at Yorkville Middle School will be positive and our students will learn, grow, and be ready to excel in high school.
Mr. Bryan Buck