Two Principals appointed at Lab SchoolsBeverly Biggs and Hanna Goldschmidt, who were serving as Interim Principals of the Laboratory Schools' Lower School and University High School, respectively, have been named Principals.
"Both of these women have done an exceptional job in their year as administrators, and it seemed appropriate at this time to recognize their abilities by naming them Principals," said Lucinda Lee Katz, Director of the Laboratory Schools.
"We felt the fit was perfect for the Lab Schools. Both Bev and Hanna are experienced classroom teachers who understand our community well. They have the background and talent necessary to do superb jobs in helping lead the Schools," Katz said.
Biggs has been on the Lab Schools faculty since 1979, when she was named an assistant teacher. She taught third grade from 1984 to 1994. She received her B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her M.Ed. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She previously taught in the Chicago Public Schools.
Goldschmidt has been a teacher at Lab since 1970. She taught mathematics at University High School as well as at the Middle School and the Lower School. She received the Golden Apple Award in 1987 in recognition of her outstanding work with students.
Goldschmidt received her B.A. and her M.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Following a two-year leave of absence, she received her master's degree in educational administration in 1993 from the University of Iowa, where she is a Ph.D. candidate. Before joining the faculty at the Lab Schools, she taught at Evergreen Park High School.