Classrooms, Faculty, and Staff
Mr. Chris Uptmor
4th year Prinicpal of Our Lady of Lourdes School, Decatur
Mr. Uptmor is very excited to be the principal of a Catholic faith based school, and even sees it as his calling. He has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Eastern Illinois University and a master’s in educational leadership from Aurora University.
For 14 years, Mr. Uptmor was a Social Studies, P.E. teacher, and boys’ baseball coach at Oak Grove West School in Bartonville. A native of Robinson, Mr. Uptmor happy to have reconnected with Father Rick Weltin, who was his pastor at St. Elizabeth Parish in Robinson and is now his pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes.
“I have always had an interest in using my abilities to serve God through Catholic education,” he said. “While taking classes through Aurora University, one of my professors was the principal of the Catholic high school in Peoria. Hearing his experiences, the interest to work in Catholic education grew stronger to a point where I honestly felt it was a calling by God to use my new degree in Catholic schools.”
Mr. Uptmor and his wife, Lisa Uptmor, who is a teacher at Dennis Lab School, have two children — Will, who is in 3rd Grade and Norah, who is in Kindergarten at Lourdes.
The teachers and support staff at Our Lady of Lourdes School are always willing to help in any way they can to insure a quality educational experience for our students. Whether through their classroom webpages, emails, or other forms of communication, Our Lady of Lourdes teachers and support staff are always eager to present what our students are currently doing. Please take a moment to view our classroom webpages to see what activities, events and academic areas our students are learning about at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School.