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    Keira Quintero, Principal

    Keira Quintero has been in education since 2008. She taught general music for 12 years before becoming an assistant principal in West Aurora in 2020. She served as assistant principal at Roy DeShane School in CCSD93 for the 2022-23 school year. Keira is excited to lead the Cloverdale community as principal, starting in the position in 2023-24 school year.
    Keira has her Bachelor's degree from Elmhurst University and her Masters in Educational Leadership from Aurora University. She also attained National Board Certification in 2019. Additionally, Keira served in various educational policy fellowship programs which had a positive impact on education policies in Illinois. 
    Keira resides in Winfield with her husband and two children. She enjoys running, having completed four half marathons to date. 
    Keira is passionate about students succeeding and reaching their full potential. She values positive relationships with staff, students, and parents and is looking forward to a wonderful year at Cloverdale. 

    Kassandra Aponte, Assistant Principal

    With great excitement and gratitude, I write this introduction as the new Assistant Principal of Cloverdale Elementary School. I am honored to have the opportunity to help lead a school with such persevering students, dedicated staff, and a supportive school community. I look forward to beginning my journey at Cloverdale and supporting all students, staff, and families. I am coming to Cloverdale after being a special education resource teacher in Marquardt School District 15 for five years. I supported students with various disabilities in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. Each year, I sought new leadership opportunities within the district to gain the skills necessary to obtain an Assistant Principal position. I am eager to implement the skills I have learned and continue learning from leaders within CCSD93. As Assistant Principal, I plan to be supportive, compassionate, open-minded, and understanding while providing an equitable learning environment for all learners. I highly value the importance of relationship building. Establishing a positive rapport with all students, staff, and families and maintaining trustworthy relationships is critical, as I firmly believe this is essential to achieving success. As the school year starts, this will be a primary focus, as well as preserving a safe, warm, welcoming environment where all students feel a sense of belonging to grow and achieve their goals. I am committed to making a difference at Cloverdale, growing as a leader, and aiming to achieve the school’s mission and vision. I look forward to meeting you and participating in this beautiful community. Please know I am always here for you, ready to support and assist in any way I can.