Meet the Principal
Amy Read is a highly regarded and seasoned principal who is known for her collaboration and communication among staff, parents and students, and her knowledge and leadership in curriculum and instruction.
She is passionate about teaching and nurturing the adolescent age group and ensuring that all students reach their full potential. She is a child-centered educator who has helped lead her school to National Blue Ribbon recognition. During her time at Butler she has positioned the school through many advances, including the adoption of the more rigorous Common Core State Standards, the state-mandated teacher evaluation system, a new Readers and Writers Workshop model, a state-of-the art STEM lab and increased elective offerings, among others.
Prior to being appointed in 2014, Ms. Read served in leadership positions in junior highs in Schaumburg District 54 and most recently in Elmhurst District 205.
She also served as a Dean of Students and math teacher at Adlai Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire and math teacher at Proviso West High School. Prior to becoming an educator, Mrs. Read had a career as an engineer. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing/Engineering from Bradley University, a Masters in Teaching from Simmons College and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Northeastern Illinois University.