West Chicago District 33’s
Board of Education announced Thursday evening that it has selected Mrs. Gloria
Trejo, as the new assistant superintendent for teaching and learning. She will be
replacing Ms. Kristina Davis, who has been named interim superintendent for the
2019/2020 school year.
Trejo has over 19 years of experience working in the field of education. Gloria
Trejo is currently the Pioneer Elementary School Principal in West Chicago
District 33. She has worked in the district since 2001 in various
capacities including Lead Teacher, Director Of Second Language Learners and
Principal. Prior to joining West Chicago District, she worked in the
Bloomington Public Schools and Chicago Public Schools.In addition, Mrs. Trejo
is fluent in English and Spanish.
has been instrumental in the development and expansion of the D33’s Dual
Language, Special Education, Gate and Gen Education programs. As a current
employee of West Chicago, Mrs. Trejo has been able to build relationships with
our teachers, parents, support staff and administration. Her passion for
education and for the student body at West Chicago has been demonstrated by her
commitment and loyalty to West Chicago D33.
In addition to her roles in
D33, Gloria has held a variety of leadership positions. In 2015, she
participated in the Association of Latino Administrators and
Superintendents (ALAS) Leadership Academy where she represented the state and
collaborated with school administrators across the country. As a result of
Gloria’s collaboration, she helped establish the state affiliate group,
Illinois Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (IALAS),
which was nationally recognized in 2015. As a result of her dedication to
the community, teachers, and students that she serves, she was awarded “Latino
Administrator of the Year” through the National Association of Latino Administrators
and Superintendents in April 2017.
In 2018, Gloria Trejo was named
the DuPage Elementary Principal of the Year, which resulted as Illinois
Elementary Principal of the Year through the Illinois Principal Association
(IPA). In June 2018, she was selected by the National Association of Elementary
School Principals (NAESP) and was inducted into the National Distinguished
Principals Program. This recognition took place in October 2018 in Washington
D.C where she was invited to the White House. Currently, she represents
D33 on Governor Pritzker’s Educational Success Committee to advise and guide
the incoming administration on various educational issues. Gloria also serves
on the Illinois State Board Evidence-Based Funding committee.
Over the next few months, Trejo
will be working with Ms. Davis to ensure a smooth transition. She will
officially begin her duties on July 1, 2019.