‘Epiphany’ leads Norridge principal to education
Jeffrey Bergholtz is the principal at Giles School in Norridge. | Joe Cyganowski~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: December 16, 2012 6:36AM
NORRIDGE — Principal Jeffrey Bergholtz may be new to Giles School in Norridge, but he is familiar with the area.
Before coming to Giles, Bergholtz served as assistant principal at Union Ridge School in Harwood Heights.
Q: What do you like about this area?
A: I love the community. The parents are so supportive, and the students understand that education is important. It’s an educator’s dream.
Q: From where are you originally?
A: Downers Grove
Q: Family, marriage, kids?
A: Married with two boys.
Q. What is your favorite restaurant venue in town?
A: It depends. There are so many choices. If I’m short on time, it’s Twins Gyros. If I have time, I like Vince’s.
Q: What got you interested in the field of education?
A: In college, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. I had an epiphany one day. I remembered all the good teachers I had, the ones that gave me that extra guidance. I wanted to be like that.
Q: What is your greatest achievement?
A: My greatest achievement is being able to spend time every day with my boys. They’re my crowning achievement.
Q: What are you reading?
A: I’m in the middle of “No Country for Old Men,” and then I’m going to read Steven King’s 11/23/63.
Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: I have so many favorites. Since the holidays are coming up, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” but I also like “Saving Private Ryan.” And I can’t wait to see “Lincoln.”
Q: What’s your favorite vacation destination?
A: London. There’s so much going on there. I went there to teach during college.
Q: What is your favorite Chicago sports team?
A: The Bears.