Skip To Main Content

Our Team

Jim McHolland, Principal

Mr. McHolland, Principal of Chute Middle School, was born and raised in Evanston. He has been in the district as a teacher and administrator for over 30 years.

As Principal Mr. McHolland, also know as Mr. Mac, has focused on sustaining the “Chute Family” feeling of a positive and inclusive school culture where all students feel valued and supported. Mr. McHolland believes in a collaborative approach to education, involving teachers, students, parents, and the community to create a well-rounded educational experience for students where 6th, 7th and 8th graders become who they are as part of the Chute Family.

Ann Riemenschneider, Assistant Principal

Ms. Riemenschneider's journey into education was influenced by her childhood experiences as the daughter of a United States Air Force serviceman. These experiences allowed her to enjoy a diverse range of educational opportunities in both the United States and Europe. Her career in education began when she worked as a paraprofessional at Mooseheart School, a residential facility in Batavia, Illinois. In 1994, Ms. Riemenschneider joined District 65 and has been a part of the Chute family for three decades. During her tenure at Chute, she took on various roles, including teaching Literature/Language arts and Math. In  she transitioned into the role of assistant principal. Ms. Riemenschneider's primary goal in her educational career is to help students grow not only academically but also socially and emotionally during their time at Chute. This reflects her passion for education and her commitment to ensuring that every student has the opportunity to thrive and succeed.

Rahi Patel, Assistant Principal

Mr. Patel, Assistant Principal, has been an educator at Chute for eight years, teaching science, social studies, and advisory. With a Bachelors of Science in Middle-Level Education, endorsed in Math, Science, and Social Studies from Illinois State University, his passion for education stems from his belief that every student has the potential to succeed. Currently, he is apart of the Principal Residency Program pursuing a Masters of Art in Educational Leadership & Administration at Chicago State University. As Assistant Principal, he is committed to ensuring all students receive a high-quality education that prepares them for success in high school and beyond by collaborating with his fellow administrators, staff, and the community to implement strategies that support student achievement and well-being.

Student Services