Assistant Principal

Phone: 847-755-4614


Degrees and Certifications:

Educational Background Master of Arts – Educational Leadership, Principal Preparation Concordia University, Chicago, IL Master of Arts – Reading Specialist (K-12) Saint Xavier University, Chicago, IL Bachelor of Science, Special Education, LBS I Illinois State University, Normal, IL Professional Experience 2018 – 2020: Palatine High School 10 Month Assistant Principal of Discipline/Intervention 2009 – 2018: Hoffman Estates High School Dean of Students Special Education Teacher Educational Life Skills Program Level Lead Assistant Special Olympics Coach Assistant Varsity Cheerleading Coach

Mrs. Mary Kate Smith

I am the Administrator for Student Support Team 1. I am also the Principal for Summer School and responsible for summer operations and personnel. I coordinate the student and staff ID process, attendance/discipline office operation and personnel, police consultant, and student/staff parking. I coordinate the teacher manual and student calendar/handbook and evaluate the Science and Special Education Departments. I am a Title IX Investigator for students related reports. I co-coordinate the Parent Academy with the Student Services Chair. Additionally, I plan the Emergency Drills and Procedures for the school year.