Melissa Sago Named New Lincoln-Douglas Elementary Principal

Melissa Sago Named New Lincoln-Douglas Elementary Principal

Freeport School District has named Melissa Sago as the new Lincoln-Douglas Elementary Principal. The FSD 145 Board of Education approved her appointment. She most recently served as Assistant Principal at Freeport Middle School. Superintendent Anna Alvarado is delighted to have Sago as the new Principal.

She said, “Melissa’s work as an administrator is well regarded and she is an advocate for children. She is returning to her elementary roots with the opportunity to build strong partnerships with the staff, students, and families of Lincoln-Douglas School.”

Sago served the last 2 years as assistant principal at Freeport Middle School. She also taught at the elementary level in Freeport. She has both teaching and administrative experience in the Rockford Public School District. Her qualification includes:

  • S. degree in Elementary Education from Rockford University.
  • S. degrees in Education Administration and Curriculum & Instruction from Northern IL University.
  • and an Educational Specialization, Administrative Certification from Northern Il University.

Sago feels honored to be selected for the post. She feels her most important job is that of a child advocate. She is looking forward to working with the staff, children, and families at Lincoln Douglas. She said, “It takes a village to raise a child. My goal is to ensure that all children are healthy, happy, and safe, so they may learn as much as they can. This has been my philosophy since I began my career teaching with Freeport School District at Jones Farrar Early Learning Center.”

Sago enjoys spending time with family, going on vacations, cooking, swimming, and watching the Hallmark Channel. She said her biggest achievement is not professionally, but personally. She is the wife of Anthony Sago and mother of three gorgeous children: Fahren (20), Farrah (11), and Ariyah (6).

Senior writer at the Chicago Morning Star

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