Urbana Welcomes New Assistant Principal to the District

Urbana School District #116 is pleased to introduce LaSonia Reed as our new Assistant Principal at Urbana Early Childhood School. Ms. Reed is starting off the new school year at UECS.

Prior to coming to Urbana, Ms. Reed served as Principal Intern and Lead Teacher with West-Harvey Dixmoor School, District 147. She filled those posts since June of 2016. She has had several teaching positions with Chicago Public Schools and two charter school networks. She has taught most grades at the elementary level, including 3rd and 4th grades at CPS, and Kindergarten through 2nd at different charter schools. She has held the Lead Teacher position at several institutions, along with being an instructional and professional development leader, teacher mentor/coach, and curriculum writer during her time with West-Harvey Dixmoor schools.

During her introduction to the Board of Education on Tuesday, August 21, Ms. Reed spoke of how welcome she felt during the short time she has been with the District. She also talked about the 1st day of students being in the building, and that she is looking forward to the new school year.

Ms. Reed’s academic career includes earning an Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration with National Louis University in June, 2017. Her Master of Science degree in Elementary Education was earned from Quincy University in May 2012. From the University of Illinois Chicago, Ms. Reed earned a Bachelor of Arts in English in May 2009 and an Associate of Science from Malcolm X Community College. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and has served on English Language Arts and Math and PBIS committees.

Urbana School District #116 is a unit district located in east central Illinois. Our outstanding schools in an outstanding community comprise of an early childhood school, six neighborhood elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, and an adult education center. To discover more about our award winning schools and students, please visit You can find us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter: @Urbana116.

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