Elizabeth Keane

Q: How did you first know that education was a passion of yours?
A: I would have to say that my passion for education stems from my parents. Even though both of them had a limited level of education, they encouraged and empowered me to develop a sense of love for learning.  Once it was time for me to decide my profession, I felt the desire to continue disseminating the same message to other young people.

Q: What has been your background to lead you to this point in your career?
A: I hold a Bachelor of Arts in the Teaching of History, a Master’s in Education in Instructional Leadership both from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an educational administrative certificate from DePaul University.  I taught history and English as a second language for nine years in addition to six years of leadership experience at the high school level.

Q: What do you hope to bring to the PHS community?
A: I hope to bring a creative and fresh lens to continue to build on the great work that the PHS community has accomplished thus far.  But most importantly, I hope to continue to create an inclusive and diverse environment in which all of the students see adults that reflect their own experience at all levels of the school.   

Q: What are some of your favorite hobbies and pastimes?
A: I love spending time with my friends and family, attending plays, trying out new restaurants, traveling and running the occasional race.

Q: What are you most looking forward to when you assume the position as the new Associate Principal?
A: I am most looking forward to getting to know all of the amazing community of PHS, from the staff, students and parents.