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Principal Christine Santosdiaz
  • Dear Liberty Elementary School Families,

    Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! I am excited to serve as your Principal and look forward to our continued collaboration together towards academic and behavioral success for all students. At Liberty, we are proud of the relationships built across our Star Community between our students, staff, families, and community partners as we all work together to ensure the best education for our Star students. We strive for your child to have a great year filled with growth, development, and achievement in a welcoming, safe environment.

    This is my first year as Principal as I previously served as Assistant Principal at Liberty Elementary School last year. My career has always been immersed in Illinois public schools, including both comprehensive and alternative programs, within primary and secondary sectors. Uniquely, I have worked with all ages from Preschool through 12th grade. The array of professional experiences has highlighted the trajectory of where our students currently are and where they are heading in their educational journey. This perspective helps lead with the interest of preparing students for the adventure ahead.

    I graduated from Concordia University with a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership - Principal Preparation. I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree from Elmhurst University in English Literature and Secondary Education. I am confident that my educational background and leadership experiences have shaped the servant leader that I represent today and guides my decision-making with the best intent of students’ well-being and educational success.

    We aspire for all Liberty students to feel empowered and equipped to reach their fullest potential through every learning opportunity in elementary school and beyond. This goal can be achieved, in alignment with our district’s mission, through the commitment of our staff, academic curriculum, educational technology, appropriate resources and supports, and family/community involvement. 

    I am looking forward to another great year with our new and returning Star students, families, and staff. Together, we can create a positive, memorable educational experience for all.

    Let our adventure begin! Go Stars!

    Ms. Christine Santosdiaz

    Principal | Liberty Elementary School

    Community Unit School District 300

    224-484-4800 |