Welcome to the 2020-21 school year!
At deLacey this school year, you may notice many things “new”: an additional 4 classrooms added to the building, a new parking lot configuration, staff and students wearing masks, new social distancing procedures, and a new principal.
While I am new to the role as principal at deLacey, I have been working for the last 25 years as an advocate for the children and families of our community as an employee of District 300. My interactions with students from birth through second grade have provided me with a strong knowledge base to support our families and students. My degrees in Early Childhood, Reading, and Educational Leadership, combined with my experiences over the past 25 years in regular education, special education, at-risk programs, and dual language programs provide me with a background to support the deLacey staff in providing exceptional programming for students and families. Over the past few years I have been supporting our full-day preschool program in other buildings. I am very excited to be returning to deLacey in a role where I can continue supporting staff, children, and families as we all work together to provide services and opportunities!
The early childhood years are foundational for not only academic success, but also social emotional well-being. As we embark on a new adventure this school year, we strive to support students, families, and staff in their needs. I look forward to getting to know the staff and students, and helping to make this a successful year. Welcome to deLacey!
Karin de la Paz
deLacey Family Education Center