Evelyn Roman ’01, assistant principal at Carl Von Linné Elementary School in Chicago, was a student in the first education cohort offered in Trinity’s Adult Studies Accelerated Program.
Roman graduated in December 2001 and began working at Stowe Elementary School (a Chicago Public School) in January 2002. After teaching sixth grade math and seventh grade science, she became the math specialist, teaching the teachers the new math curriculum.
Roman earned her master’s in educational leadership from Benedictine University and served as assistant principal at Stowe for one and a half years. She then became the assistant principal at Linné where she has served for the past four years. In January 2011, Roman will begin a new position as principal at Logandale Middle School in Chicago.
When asked why she preferred the administrative role over being in the classroom, Roman said, “As a teacher, I can change the lives of 30 students, but as an administrator, I can change the lives of 600.”
In her current position, some of Roman’s many responsibilities include: teacher and staff observations and evaluations, class scheduling, and after school program and safety and security oversight. She is also responsible for classroom teacher assignments, balancing the budget, overseeing bilingual compliance, summer school, and grades and report cards.
Roman also manages the placement of student teachers and said she would love to welcome a student teacher from Trinity. “I tell everybody I know to go to Trinity if they’re looking to become a teacher.”