Dean of Students' Message

  • Welcome to Parkland School!

    My name is Kristina Shay and this will be my 2nd year as the Dean of Students. I am very excited to serve our students here at Parkland again this year! Parkland is a very student-centered school and my goal is for each student to be able to learn and enjoy each day that they are here!

    Before becoming the Dean of Students, I had the pleasure of teaching problem-based learning and 7th grade Social Studies at McHenry Middle School for 11 years.  I have been a life-long McHenry resident and even attended Parkland and West Campus.  I received my bachelor's degree in history with secondary and middle school teaching from Eastern Illinois University and obtained my master’s degree in educational leadership from Aurora University. 

    Communication is very important to me and I will always be available to answer your questions or talk about your concerns. Please feel free to email me or leave me a voicemail at any time. My door is always open to talk to you or your students and I am really looking forward to a great year!


    Kristina Shay
    Dean of Students
    Parkland School
    (779) 244-1700