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Elizabeth Gregurich
Eric Surges
Dale Wiedeman

Mrs. Elizabeth Gregurich, Principal


Mrs. Elizabeth Gregurich has been an educator for 26 years. After earning her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University, Mrs. Gregurich taught fourth grade in Kirkwood, Missouri, and at Riverton Elementary. In 1992 she began her career in the Ball-Chatham School District as a sixth grade language arts teacher. Throughout her years, Mrs. Gregurich has held sixth and eighth grade language arts positions, as well as team leadership, coaching, and mentoring positions. She also led teachers instructionally as the Glenwood Intermediate School Literacy Coach.


Mrs. Gregurich earned a Reading and Literacy Master of Arts Degree from Walden University, and then went on to receive her Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership, from Concordia University. Mrs. Gregurich has been Principal at GIS for three years, appreciating every day as a learning experience, while motivating students to be the best individuals they can be.


Mrs. Gregurich and her husband, Chris, have four children, two daughters who are graduates of Glenwood High School, and a son entering GHS and a son entering Glenwood Middle School.  Her family and learning are her main hobbies, along with her passion for sports of all levels. Mrs. Gregurich is truly looking forward to another great year of working collaboratively with the community, families, students, and staff at Glenwood Intermediate School to continue the respected traditions of the Ball-Chatham School District.


Mr. Eric Surges, Assistant Principal

Mr. Eric Surges has been with the Ball-Chatham school district for 12 years, and is entering his fifth year as Assistant Principal at GIS. Before becoming Assistant Principal, he served as a 6th grade social studies teacher for seven years at GIS/GMS.  Prior to joining the Ball-Chatham school district, he was Assistant Principal of Ursuline Academy in Springfield.

Mr. Surges graduated with his BA from UIS in 2002, and his MS from EIU in 2003. He is originally from Joliet, Illinois, and graduated from Providence Catholic High School.  Mr. Surges is married and has two daughters.  In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his family, play golf, tennis, and guitar.​​

Mr. Dale Wiedeman, Special Education Administrator

Mr. Dale Wiedeman, a Glenwood graduate (Class of 2004), has been in the education field for the past 11 years; seven serving as a science teacher at GHS, three as an Assistant Principal at GHS, and one year as an Assistant Principal at Hope Learning Academy. 


After graduating high school, he attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale and received his bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences in Education. He received his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Illinois Springfield. Mr. Wiedeman says that his greatest passion is helping others. “Being in education, that allows me to do so on a daily basis,” he says. 


He is married to Courtney, and together they have a daughter, Kylee Renee, and a son, Archer Allan. 


On his own time, he enjoys going on road trips, playing guitar, and staying active with his kids.