Meet your new admin: Lindsay Anastacio, Windsor Elementary School
The new building admins have jumped right into their new roles here in Arlington Heights School District 25, but they still had some time to answer a few quick questions to better indroduce themselves to their communities.
Below is who Lindsay Anastacio is as the Assistant Principal at Windsor Elementary School.
Give us a brief history of your career...what has lead you to this new role in District 25?
I’ve been in the field of education for the past 13 years. I started as a middle school special education teacher in Glenview District 34, where I taught grades 6, 7 and 8 for two years. I then moved to Barrington 220 where I taught 3, 4, and 5th grade special education as well. During my time in Barrington I completed two Master’s programs, Curriculum and Instruction and School Leadership. In 2014, I moved to Arlington Heights School District and spent my first year here as a Student Services Coordinator. I had the amazing opportunity to meet so many students and staff members in Arlington Heights, as I traveled to Olive, Ivy, Patton and Thomas to work with the special education teams.
Tell us about your home life...who, what, where?
My husband and I are the proud parents of two amazing daughters, Lanie (7) and Abby (5). We live in Arlington Heights and they will both attend Dryden Elementary this school year. We also have two dogs that keep us busy, a sweet 12 year old retriever and an energetic two year old husky.
The ideal way I spend my free time is.....
My family loves to take bikes rides together as well as walk our husky to wear him out!
What is your vision for your respective school? What do you hope to accomplish?
I look forward to continuing to learn and practice the Wildcat Way with the staff and students here at Windsor! I also hope to get to know as many students and parents as I can this year and building many relationships.
If I were an animal...I would be...
I would be a lioness. A lioness is a caring, protective mother who is also strong, smart and communicative. They also enjoy relaxing!
Why did you originally become an educator?
I have always enjoyed reading and learning and I want others to enjoy it just as much. I fell in love with the field of special education after working for Northwest Special Recreation Association at a young age. The recreation opportunities that we were able to provide children with disabilities was incredible, it was from there that I realized my passion to educate students with disabilities.
Anything else you want to say to your community?
Looking forward to a great school year!