Evelyn Román began her tenure as the principal of Avondale-Logandale School six years ago. In that time, Avondale-Logandale School, located in Logan Square, went from being on probation 12-13 to becoming a 1+ school.
She was born in Chicago attended Chicago Public Schools until her family moved to Puerto. She attended Taft high school when they returned. She was the first of her siblings to receive a college degree, a Bachelors of Science from Trinity Christian College and my Master’s in Education from Benedictine University. She is now a mother of four adult children.
She has been an educator in CPS for the last 16 years, serving as a Science teacher, Language Arts teacher, Math specialist, assistant principal and principal. She became an educator because the students of Chicago need more positive Hispanic role models who experienced the same obstacles many of our students endure and shows them that anything is possible if they set their minds to it.
She joined the EAC to be part of a community of leaders from across the city of Chicago committed to accelerating student learning and working together around the complex challenges facing our school system.