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What Our Students Say

PrincipalCasey Willis is a dedicated principal who truly values her work and the advancement of education for students.  When ask how the Department of Educational Leadership at UIS has prepared her for a career as a principal she replied:

“The theory you learn in the (EDL) program along with the skills and knowledge you gain all directly affects you in the workplace.  The curriculum and direct experience are invaluable and greatly prepared me for a career as a principal.”

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Elizabeth Ann Dillehay is a Department of Human Services Social Services Administration Concentration student.

“I wanted to get a job in administration because I felt I would be better able to accomplish more good for more people.  The UIS program (HMS) was perfect for me because it allowed me to continue working throughout the process.  Overall I feel more well rounded and that I know a bit about every aspect of administrative work.”

Read more about Elizabeth Ann Dillehay (pdf).


Eric Farwell is a 7th and 8th grade Social Studies teacher at Chester-East Lincoln School and is a 2010 graduate of the UIS Teacher Education Department.

“UIS taught me to dive into my preparation and know the ins and outs of what you are going to teach and be prepared for all of the 25 things that could change your plan for the day.success graduate

Read more about Eric Farwell (pdf).