August 2, 2023 – Collinsville Community Unit School District #10 has chosen Ms. Easter Shaw to serve as the new Dean of Students at Collinsville Middle School beginning in the 2023-24 school year.
Ms. Shaw grew up in Jackson, Alabama, and graduated from Jackson High School. She earned a bachelor of science in elementary education from Alabama A & M University; master’s and education specialist degrees in elementary education from the University of West Alabama. She will graduate from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville education leadership program in fall 2023.
An educator for nine years, Ms. Shaw started her career at Birmingham City Schools in Birmingham, Alabama. She moved to Illinois and continued her teaching career at Renfro Elementary School in Collinsville CUSD 10.
Her philosophy of education is based on the motto “Educators should strive to meet students where they are and provide support to help them reach their goals.” As the CMS dean of students, she looks forward to partnering with students, parents, teachers and other stakeholders to help students reach their full potential.
Outside of school, Easter Shaw enjoys traveling with her husband and watching college football.
Ms. Shaw is looking forward to beginning her new role in the Kahok Family as dean of students for Collinsville Middle School. She says, “It’s a great day to be a Kahok!”