Amy Jefferson began her role as Longfellow principal in July 2019. Ms. Jefferson brings a wealth of diverse professional experience to the profession, as well as 15 years of expertise, which is used to support her mission of equity and academic excellence for all students.
Before joining District 97, she was the assistant principal at Carman-Buckner Elementary School in Waukegan for two years. She was also a middle school team lead and ELA instructional leader at the AUSL Carter School for Excellence in Chicago for four years, and a teacher (third/fourth grade, sixth grade and high school) for six years. In 2019, She attended Harvard’s National Institute for Urban School Leaders.
Jefferson completed her general studies at Rust College and earned a B.A. with honors in English Education. She also earned an M. Ed. in Educational Leadership & Administration from National Louis University, and is completing her Ed. D. at National-Louis University.