Principal's Message

  • Dear Americana Families,

    Welcome to the 2018-19 School year!

    I am so excited to be serving Americana Intermediate School as the Principal this year and look forward to working with all our students and families.

    A little about myself - After completing my Bachelors in Engineering, I pursued my passion for education by teaching undergrad students in India. When I moved to the US, I continued with my teaching career, and served as a Math and Science High School teacher at a Chicago Public School. Wanting to work closer to home, I joined Queen Bee School District 16 in 2014, as the Assistant Principal of Glenside Middle School and have enjoyed working with the Glenside staff,  students and families over the past 4 years. On a personal note, I live in the Western suburbs with my husband and sons - a 5th grader and a 1st grader. As a parent of elementary school-aged children, I realise the importance of celebrating each other’s strengths and differences, while encouraging a respectful, kind and caring environment for all. I also believe that it is important to educate the whole child while challenging each individual to reach their highest potential.

    At Americana, our staff is committed to providing a nurturing environment for all our students, in partnership with our families and the community. We conscientiously strive to live up to our mission and empower our students to become lifelong learners so that they can be productively engaged in today’s world.

    We hope that you and your child enjoy your experience at Americana this school year. Should you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at (630) 260 6138 or at at any time. I look forward to working collaboratively with you so as to ensure that your child has the most successful year possible.

    In partnership,

    Astrid Rodrigues