Crone Middle School

Indian Prairie School District 204


Ms. Melissa Couch, Principal      

Ms. Erica Smolinski, Assistant Principal 

Mr. Joseph Sweeney, Assistant Principal



Meet Mrs. Couch

Meet Ms. Smolinski


Hello, fellow Panthers! I am Dr. Erica Smolinski, and I am excited to be a part of the Crone team this year! This is my fourth year at Crone; I had the pleasure of being an assistant principal at Scullen Middle School, just down the street, for six years. Prior to that, I was an administrator in Dixon, Illinois. I began teaching in 1998 in Spring Wood Middle School in Hanover Park, Illinois.  There I taught 8th grade reading and language arts, and I also coached the dance team. I have been happy to work in a middle school my entire educational career. My undergraduate work took place at Illinois State University.  I then completed two masters programs - one at St. Xavier University and the other at Aurora University.  In May 2017, I earned my doctorate in education at Lewis University, studying educational leadership and social justice.  I look forward to a great year with all of you, and I am thrilled to be a Panther!


Meet Mr. Sweeney


My name is Joe Sweeney, and I am the Assistant Principal of Crone Middle School. Prior to coming to Crone, I was the Dean of Students at Oswego High School in Oswego, IL. I worked at Oswego High School for nine years, five as a Business Teacher, and four as a Dean.
I earned a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education at Dana College in Blair, Nebraska. I earned a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Aurora University in Aurora, IL . I was a product of District 204 schools, and I am honored to serve as the Assistant Principal at Crone Middle School where "Every day is a great day to be a PANTHER!"



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Contact Us

Principal: Melissa Couch

4020 111th Street (map)
Naperville, IL 60564

Phone: 630.428.5600
Fax: 630.428.5601
Attendance: 630.428.7460

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