Mrs. Samantha Sinovich

Phone: 630-551-9810

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Mrs. Samantha Sinovich

Principal

I am very excited to be part of the Southbury Family! Go Sharks! I began my teaching career as a first grade teacher in Palos Heights, where I stayed for 6 years. I have also worked for Parkland College for the Illinois Migrant Program as a reading specialist/teacher evaluator during the summer months.   

I attended the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign obtaining a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  I continued my education by obtaining my master's degree as a Reading Specialist and my second master's degree in Educational Leadership, both through Olivet Nazarene University. I also attended Lewis University for my LBS1 Special Education Endorsement.   

District 308 is a wonderful school district and I am fortunate to be part of the family! 

Mrs. Cara Chase

Phone: 630-551-9811

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Mrs. Cara Chase

Assistant Principal

Cara Chase was promoted to assistant principal for Southbury Elementary School beginning in the 2015-16 school year. She served as a District 308 learning behavior specialist from 2009 until 2015. In this role, she provided curriculum instruction, accommodations, and modifications to elementary-aged students who have been diagnosed with a disability such as attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, behavior disorder, syndromes, cognitive impairments, or other health impairments. Previous to this, Chase served as a speech language pathologist from 2001 to 2009.

Chase received a master’s degree in educational leadership from Aurora University, Aurora, Ill., in 2013. She also has a master’s degree in communication disorders and sciences from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, and a bachelor’s degree in speech language pathology from Augustana College, in Rock Island, Ill.

Mrs. Sandi Hock

Phone: 630-551-9816

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Mrs. Sandi Hock

Special Education Coordinator

I joined the administrative team at Southbury Elementary during the 2015-2016 school year as a Special Education Coordinator with Kendall County Special Education Cooperative.  Before joining School District #308, I served as a learning behavior specialist for 15 years.  In this role, I worked with students within a self -contained classroom, ED programs, and as a co-teacher at the elementary and junior high levels. 

I earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from St. Xavier University, Chicago and then continued on to receive a master’s degree in special education with a director of special education endorsement.  I received a second master’s degree in educational leadership from Governor’s State University, University Park, IL.  Currently, I am working toward a doctoral degree at the University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL in educational leadership with a superintendent endorsement.