Admissions

Diane Schael

Director of Admissions
Bachelor of Science, Northern Illinois University
Master of Science, Northern Illinois University
Doctorate in Education, Northern Illinois University

I believe each student is an individual, each with their own interests and experiences to share. It is important to use these interests to guide their curriculum. Students learn best when they are taught in a manner that allows them to take ownership in their learning and have a voice in the learning process. Therefore, students will strive to their highest achieving potential when they are motivated with these key components in mind..
- Diane Schael

In order to help students accomplish the most from their learning, it is important to form relationships with all members of the student's educational team including parents, teachers, administrative support and the student themselves. I look forward to meeting each family at Elgin Academy and become a part of the student’s successful educational journey.

Bonita Goist (Deering)

Community Outreach Coordinator
Bachelor of Science, Carroll University
Master of Science (in progress), Purdue University

Since I came to Elgin Academy as a parent, I saw that Elgin Academy is a place for students to learn who they really are. They are encouraged to be risk takers, to take chances and to go outside of their comfort zone.As a result, graduates of EA are prepared to take on the world and do amazing things
- Bonita Deering

There is definitely a dedication to helping each student reach his/her highest potential. When the opportunity arose to join the Marketing and Admissions staff, I was thrilled to be able to play a more active role in helping to bring more students to campus and let others in the community know about Elgin Academy.Elgin Academy is a unique community of students, teachers, staff and family who come together to create an atmosphere of learning, caring and creativity and I love that it’s my job to tell everyone about it.

Katherine Kruse

Director of International Studies
Bachelor of Arts, Northern Illinois University
Master of Science, Northern Illinois University

I am passionate about fostering cultural diversity through student exchange and international education. It is my mission to enhance cultural perspectives, mutual respect, and global responsibility through building programs and services for the development of international students, local students and the greater community of Elgin.
- Katie Kruse

Rose Johnson

Athletic and Admissions Assistant

My goal as the Receptionist/Athletic Assistant is to make each student and family member feel welcomed and excited to know they made the right choice in Elgin Academy as they come through our doors and to our athletic events. I am excited to get to know everyone and to be involved in the EA Community.
- Rose Johnson