A familiar face will return to Silas Willard for the 2022-2023 school year.
Dr. Tiffany Springer was hired at the CUSD #205 Board of Education meeting to be the next principal at Silas Willard Elementary School, a position she held prior to her move to becoming the Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
According to Dr. Springer, “While I have enjoyed my role within the district over the last four years, as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, I have greatly missed building relationships and engaging with the students, families, and faculty of Silas Willard.”
Dr. Springer has a vast background in education stemming from her roles as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, elementary and junior high school principal, and as mentioned above, as Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Before standing in front of students in the classroom, Dr. Springer attended Monmouth College where she earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She then continued at Western Illinois University, earning her master’s and doctoral degrees in Educational Leadership.
When Dr. Springer is not in her role as building principal you can find her spending time with her husband Chad and three daughters, Madison (15), Abigail (15), and Olivia (14) who will all be attending Galesburg High School this year.
Dr. Springer looks forward to an exciting year at Silas Willard, “We are already busy preparing for the coming school year and look forward to meeting students and families, creating engaging opportunities to learn and grow, and fostering an environment where students can be wildly successful! I look forward to an outstanding year together in this new position!”