Phone: (630) 213-5610 ext. 5612
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Dr. Maria Valdovinos-Bhatia
Dr. Maria Valdovinos-Bhatia takes on the principal role at Sunnydale Elementary after serving as the assistant principal at Huff Elementary in Elgin.
Dr. Valdovinos-Bhatia has served as a professional in the field of education since 1999. In this role, Dr. Valdovinos-Bhatia collaborates with the principal to meet the daily needs of more than 600 students, parents, and staff. She guides and evaluates teachers, supports and guides students with discipline issues, evaluates noon-hour supervisors and supports families with home visits. Dr. Valdovinos-Bhatia also oversees character-building programs and teams as well as the Parent/Teachers of Huff (PTH) and other building-wide committees and programs. Prior to working at Huff, Dr. Valdovinos-Bhatia served as the assistant principal at Hilltop Elementary School in Elgin and at Nature Ridge Elementary School in South Elgin. Dr. Valdovinos-Bhatia also has experiences working directly with students in teacher/coach positions in Community Unit School District 300, East Aurora School District 131 and West Aurora School District 129.
Dr. Valdovinos-Bhatia earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Northern Illinois University as well as a Master of Arts in teaching and a doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction from Aurora University.