Romona Staff Directory


Cindy Anderson



Mrs. Anderson is in her sixth year as the principal at Romona Elementary School. She has worked in District 39 for nineteen years and has been in education for a total of twenty-one years. Before she came to Romona, she taught for twelve years and spent three years as the Sixth Grade Level Administrator at Highcrest. Mrs. Anderson earned her BS in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan, her Master's from Northwestern, her National Board Certification in math, and her administrative certificate from DePaul. Although she has attended a lot of schools, she is a huge Michigan fan!

Mrs. Anderson has two beautiful children at home with her husband, Jason. Owen is twelve and going into seventh grade and Lyla is eight and going into third grade. In her free time, Mrs. Anderson loves building legos & playing soccer with her kids, cheering on Michigan football, and reading her favorite books, the Harry Potter series.

Assistant Principal

Lisa Anderson



Mrs. Lisa Anderson is excited to take on the new position of full-time assistant principal at Romona Elementary School. Prior to working in District 39, she worked for two years in Deerfield District 109 as an assistant principal for student services at Kipling Elementary School. Before entering into administration, Mrs. Anderson served as a school psychologist for 13 years, with 12 of those in the Hawthorn School District. She earned her master in school administration from Northeastern University, her educational specialist degree and masters in psychology from Radford University, and her bachelor's degree from Calvin College. She considers herself a lifelong learner!

Mrs. Anderson has a wonderful husband, Jeremy, and two amazing kids- Joshua is 8 years old (2nd grade) and Caroline is 6 years old (kindergarten). Together they enjoy outdoor activities, such as biking and basketball, working on home improvement projects, and spending time with their new puppy. It is a busy, but wonderful, time of life!

Early Childhood Coordinator

Amanda Barton



Hello, my name is Amanda Barton and I am excited to start my third year at District 39. I attended The Ohio State University and received my bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Development. I moved to Chicago thirteen years ago and received my master's degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. I have three young daughters and two big dogs. My husband and I love to travel and spend time outside with our family. I am looking forward to having another great year at Romona!