Debby Lynch


I have been married to a Chicago police officer since 1992 when we exchanged our vows on Valentine’s Day. I enjoy reading, traveling and swimming. Together my husband and I attend many concerts in our free time, old 80s bands are our favorite and we can often be found at Ravinia enjoying an evening under the stars. Many summer days are spent in our pool. We visit often with our families and friends and our favorite place to visit is Las Vegas, where the sun shines almost every day and every day could be the “lucky” one.

I am in my 30th year of education, 23 of them serving families here in Lemont. It is an honor to work by the side of my colleagues at River Valley. There is no greater work to be done than that of helping a child. 

Masters Degree (MEd), Administration & Supervision, National-Louis University March 1994

Type 75 Certificate, March 1994;

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Elementary Education, Illinois State University, 1988

Professional Interests
Technology, Literacy and Social Emotional Development

2004 & 1998 Lemont Police Department Citizenship Award

2001 Honored by Oprah for Creating After-School Homework Program (Oprah's Favorite Things)

2001 Nominated for Chicago Sun Times Remarkable Woman Award (for Leadership in Education)

2000 Nominated for the Mercedes-Benz Award (for leadership)

1998 Govenor's Hometown Award (3rd Place) Lemont Earth Day Committee


2003-Current Principal River Valley School (Lemont-Bromberek SD113A)

2008-Current Adjunct Professor Concordia Unv. (Leadership Classes)

2006-2007 Adjunct Professor Benedictine Unv. (Leadership Classes)

2001-2003 Principal Bromberek School (Lemont-Bromberek SD113A)

1997-2001 Principal Central School (Lemont-Bromberek SD113A); 1995-1997 Asst. Principal Oakwood School (Lemont-Bromberek SD113A)

1988-1995 2nd Grade Teacher (Carol Stream CCSD #93)

Office Location

River Valley

Mail Location

Front Office