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Sonia Ruiz Named Principal of Jane Addams Middle School

Sonia Ruiz Named Principal of Jane Addams Middle School

Sonia Ruiz

The Valley View School District 365U Board of Education approved the selection of Sonia Ruiz to the position of Principal of Jane Addams Middle School in Bolingbrook.

Sonia comes to Jane Addams after serving as Principal of Lincoln Middle School in Berwyn North School District 98 for the previous year.  Prior to her work at Berwyn North, she served for four years as Associate Principal at Northwood Middle School in North Shore District 112 from 2017-2021.

Sonia began her career in education as a school social worker in 2001 in Cicero District 99.  She continued in that role through the end of the 2007-08 school year while also taking on District-level responsibilities as District Drug-Free Liaison, Social Work Field Supervisor, and School Work Facilitator. In August 2008, Sonia became Assistant Principal at Unity West Junior High in Cicero, serving in that role until 2015 when she was elevated to Associate Principal.

Sonia earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1995. She also holds Masters’ Degrees in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and in School Leadership from Concordia University Chicago. Sonia is currently a Doctor of Philosophy candidate in Educational and Administrative Foundations at Illinois State University.