Unit 4 Board of Education Approves Interim Dean of Students at International Prep Academy

Mon, 10/12/2015 - 6:30pm

At its meeting Monday, the Champaign Board of Education voted to hire Ms. Amy Westfield for the Interim Dean of Students position at the International Prep Academy. The position has been added to accommodate the growing student population at the school, which opened its doors for the 2013-2014 school year and will eventually grow into a full 12th elementary school for the District.

Ms. Westfield began her teaching career with Champaign Unit 4 Schools in 1993 when she was hired as a Spanish Teacher assigned to Centennial High. She has served Unit 4 in this capacity since her hire. In addition to teaching Spanish, Ms. Westfield currently serves as Centennial’s Content Area Chair for World Languages. Over the course of Ms. Westfield’s teaching career, she has been involved in curriculum development, instructional coaching, professional development, management of department funds, mentoring of new staff members, and has served on various building and District-level committees and leadership teams. 

Ms. Westfield holds a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching of Spanish (1993) and a Master in Education, Organization & Leadership (1999), both from the University of Illinois. The effective date of Ms. Westfield’s interim appointment is October 13, 2015.

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