New Indian Knoll AP
Colleen Kelly, New Indian Knoll Asst. Principal
On Thursday, July 14, 2022, during the regularly scheduled board meeting, West Chicago Elementary School District 33's Board of Education announced that it had selected Ms. Colleen Kelly as the new assistant principal of Indian Knoll School beginning in August 2022.
Colleen Kelly is a Wheaton, IL native who graduated from Wheaton North High School. She attended Northwestern University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double major in Human Development and Psychological Services and Spanish. While at Northwestern, she was also a three-time Academic All-Big Ten soccer player and recipient of the Big Ten Conference Sportsmanship Award. After graduating from Northwestern, she joined Teach For America as a Spanish teacher at Schurz High School in Chicago Public Schools. During her five years at Schurz, she served as a Spanish Teacher, Special Education teacher, OneGoal Program Director, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Coordinator, Soccer Coach, Student Council Co-Chair, and Athletic Director. She also obtained her first Master's degree in Teaching with a Special Education endorsement from National Louis University.
After her time at Schurz, she returned to her alma mater, Wheaton North, as a Day Academy/Special Education teacher, overseeing an alternative program for students that had not had success in a traditional school day setting, and the Alternative Interventions Program Coordinator. She earned her second Master's degree in Educational Administration with a Principal Endorsement at Northern Illinois University. She completed her Principal Internship at Wheaton North High School and Whittier Elementary School.
Upon completing her administrative degree, Colleen accepted a position as the Assistant Principal of Athletics at Eisenhower High School in Blue Island, serving as the first female Athletic Director in Community High School District 218. During her time at Eisenhower, she served as the South Suburban Conference President for the Athletic Directors, representing all 14 schools in the conference. Colleen collaborated with her administrative team to oversee schoolwide academic, behavioral, and social-emotional initiatives and decisions based on the unique needs and data of the diverse student body of approximately 1800 students. In this role, she also hired and oversaw coaches and day-to-day operations, budget, equipment, facilities, practices, and competitions for the Athletic Department.
Colleen could not be more excited to join the Timberwolves family at Indian Knoll Elementary School. She looks forward to working with Mrs. Campos, staff, students, parents, families, and community members to ensure our students have the best school experience possible. Go Timberwolves!