I am proud to serve as the principal of Century Oaks School for the 16/17 school year. Over the last eighteen years I have served the students of U-46 as a teacher, teacher leader, Coordinator for Teacher Effectiveness and now as Principal for Century Oaks.
I hold a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Roosevelt University. My past experiences have shaped my core beliefs. For me, schools should be focused on high expectations for all students, and through developmentally appropriate and effective teaching practices, give students the skills, knowledge, and growth mindset to achieve these expectations.
Century Oaks is a community of learners committed to excellence in a positive, safe and healthy environment. As a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) school, Century Oaks has a set of expectations that have been agreed upon by our staff as an effective way to be proactive in supporting positive student behavior.
Students will learn about these school-wide expectations at the beginning of the year, and we will periodically remind students about these expectations throughout the year.
I believe that the connection between home and school is essential, and I ask you to partner with us to support the success and well-being of all our students. Contact the school office to learn more about the many opportunities to become involved in our shared school community.
Should you ever need to be in touch, I can be reached at AndreaErickson@U-46.org.