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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.


 

Education:

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


Endorsements:


 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.



Mrs. Yolanda Payne