Irene Villa is currently the principal at Henking Elementary in Glenview. She received the degree in Elementary Education from Northern Illinois University, a master’s degree in School Leadership and a Bilingual and ESL endorsement, both from Aurora University. She also has a superintendency endorsement from Northern Illinois University and is currently working on her dissertation.
Irene started her teaching career in Elgin District U-46 as a bilingual associate; after receiving her teaching degree in 2000, she worked as a bilingual reading specialist, a first, second, fourth and fifth grade teacher. Irene also served as a Student Services Coordinator in Naperville/Aurora Indian Prairie School District 204 and as an Assistant Principal in Aurora District 131.
Irene is very excited and eager to start her servant career at Gary Elementary under Mrs. Drake’s leadership. Irene is the proud parent of three children and the delighted grandmother of three wonderful boys!