Meet the Principal
Dr. Anderson returns to Homewood-Flossmoor Community High Shool as principal, beginning in the 2017-18 school year. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Administration and Supervision from Loyola University - Chicago. She also holds a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs and a bachelor’s degree in Social Science from Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Previously, she served as principal at Monarch High School — a part of the Boulder Valley School District — from 2008-2016. She has also served as the director of Secondary Education for Littleton Public Schools and has worked as principal at Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs and at East High School in Denver. Prior to leading schools in Colorado, she spent some of her early days in education as a dean of students at Homewood-Flossmoor in the mid-1990s.
Described by her colleagues as a principal with “success-driven leadership” and one who is “unafraid to innovate and trail-blaze,” Dr. Anderson was recognized at Boulder Valley School District as Educator of the Year in 2010 and she received an Award of Excellence in 2009. Among her many accomplishments at Monarch, she helped establish the Monarch Early College Program, which gives students the opportunity to graduate with a high school diploma and an Associate of Arts Degree — essentially giving students the capacity to complete a bachelor’s degree in two years. Through each of her leadership positions, she has been able to build strong, collaborative teams of educators, focused on student success. Experienced in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate curriculums, as well as in standards-based instruction, she has successfully increased her current school’s national academic performance ratings.