Dear Pennoyer Families,
My name is Aliaa Ibrahim and I am so excited and humbled to introduce myself as the new principal of Pennoyer School for the upcoming 2020 - 2021 school year. I am honored to have been selected to join and serve the Pennoyer School District and community in this capacity. “Educational excellence, continuity, stability and family” are not only words that describe Pennoyer School District 79 but they are words that describe the experience I seek to provide through my partnership with you all.
This past school year closed out my 12th year serving in the public school setting. I began as a middle school math teacher where I taught 7th grade math and immediately held a position on the district math curriculum development committee. As school leadership became a greater focus of mine, I transitioned into the role of instructional coach. It was in this role that I developed a vision for school leadership that led me right onto the path of school administration. I began my career in school administration as an assistant principal at the middle school level where I oversaw student services as well as curriculum and instruction. The path I have followed that led me to Pennoyer has been filled with learning experiences, professional development and growth opportunities that I believe have prepared me to successfully serve the Pennoyer Community as Principal of Pennoyer School.
I sincerely hope that you are all having a healthy and enjoyable summer! This summer has been filled with celebration for my family - my husband and I will celebrate our 10th anniversary during July, our beautiful son just turned 5 in June, and July marks my 1st month as principal of the beautiful school that is Pennoyer! I am eager to meet all of the Pennoyer students, parents, teachers, staff and community members: the family that makes Pennoyer School a uniquely wonderful place! I look forward to connecting with you all!