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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


Endorsement in Learning Behavior Specialist I: 2009


Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield, Illinois


Endorsement in Director of Special Education: 2014


St. Francis University, Joliet Illinois


Endorsement in Superintendency: 2017


Concordia University, Chicago Illinois


Superintendent EDS Program: 2021(in progress)


Concordia University, Chicago Illinois

Mrs. Yolanda Payne