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Bio - Mrs. Yolanda Payne

Assistant Superintendent of Schools

Yolanda has been the Director of Special Services of Hazel Crest School District since 2011. Prior to joining Hazel Crest School District,152.5. Yolanda was an Administrator for Chicago Public Schools. Yolanda has held several positions within education: including Principal, Assistant Principal, Guidance Counselor, Case Manager and Elementary teacher.  Yolanda is a life-long learner seeking academic excellence for herself, staff, and students.



Bachelor of Arts in Business: 1991, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston Illinois

Master of Arts in Special Education: 1998, Chicago State University. Chicago Illinois

Master of Science in Administration in Principal Leadership Program: 2002, Chicago State University. Chicago Illinois

Master of Science in Education/School Counselling/Mental Health: 2007, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN

Superintendent EDS Program: 2021(in progress), Concordia University, Chicago Illinois


 Learning Behavior Specialist I: 2009, Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield, Illinois

Director of Special Education: 2014, St. Francis University, Joliet Illinois

 Superintendent: 2017, Concordia University, Chicago Illinois.

Yolanda T. Massey - Payne Assistant Superintendent

Mrs. Yolanda Payne