Freeport School District Names New Elementary Principals The FSD 145 Board of Education, tonight, approved the appointments of Amanda Hayes as principal of Center Elementary School and Patricia Schneider as principal of Empire Elementary School.
Hayes comes to FSD, with a wealth of teaching and administrative skills . She most recently worked in the Harlem School District where she served as a building principal in two schools. She also served on numerous district level committees, including the Equity Leadership Team. Hayes also has teaching and administrative experience in the Rockford Public School system.
Hayes holds B.S. degrees in Child Development from St. Joseph College, Elementary Education from Rockford College as well as a Master of Educational Leadership from National Louis University.
An employee of FSD for many years, Patricia Schneider, currently serves as Curriculum Coordinator for ELA, Science and Advanced Learning. Schneider takes on the role of principal with her knowledge of FSD and vast experiences in the District in the roles of classroom teacher, literacy coach, and reading teacher/specialist,
Schneider has served on many district level committees and provided leadership in many areas. Schneider holds a B.S. degree in Elementary Education from Northern IL University, Master of Arts in Education, Reading Instruction and Educational Leadership from St. Xavier University, Aurora University and American College of Education, respectively.
District Superintendent Anna Alvarado states “ We look forward to the leadership both Amanda and Patricia will bring to the elementary level and their respective buildings, as we focus on the commitments in our Three Year Vision and build a strong foundation of learning that will contribute to success for all of our students.”