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Bio - Mrs. Yolanda Payne

Assistant Superintendent of Schools

Yolanda has been the Director of Special Services at Hazel Crest School District since 2011. Prior to joining Hazel Crest School District 152½ , Yolanda was an Administrator for Chicago Public Schools. Yolanda has held several positions within education including: Elementary Teacher, Guidance Counselor, Case Manager, Assistant Principal and Principal .  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, Indiana

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