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    Amy Gray, Principal

    Amy Gray has been in education since 2007. She was a middle school language arts and social studies teacher in East Aurora 131.  She became an assistant principal in CCSD93 in 2012.  Amy has served as an assistant principal at Stratford Middle School, Jay Stream Middle School, and Cloverdale Elementary School.  Amy has been principal of Roy DeShane Elementary since 2020.

    Amy has her Bachelor's degree from St. Norbert College, her Masters in Liberal Studies from North Central College, and her second Masters in Educational Leadership from North Central College. 

    Amy resides in Naperville with her husband David.  Amy’s 3 adult children are Rachel, Lauren, and Ethan.  She loves to read, learn Spanish, spend time with family, and ride her bike.

    The entire staff at Roy DeShane strives to create a friendly and safe environment at Roy DeShane where students can learn and grow to their full potential.  

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    Maria Alva, Assistant Principal

    Maria Alva has been in Education since 2007. She was an elementary school teacher, reading interventionist and an Assistant Principal in Arizona. She was also an Assistant Principal in CCSD21 prior to joining CCSD93.

    Maria has her Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, her Masters in Elementary Education from Dominican University and her second Masters in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.

    Maria resides in Bensenville with her son and her dog Kona. She loves to run, ride bikes and spend time with family.

    Maria wants every child to be successful.  She values establishing a culture of communication, collaboration, and trust between staff, parents, students, and community to help our students succeed.