Mrs. Lisa Cardenas



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Mrs. Lisa Cardenas

Hello Sycamore Trails Families, 

My name is Lisa Cardenas and this is my fifth year as principal of Sycamore Trails.  I am very excited for this school year to begin. Sycamore Trails is a wonderful place to learn, teach and be! 

I have a Bachelor's degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Elementary Education from Illinois State University and a Master’s Degree in School Leadership from Concordia University.  

I have been employed with School District U-46 since 2006, before becoming principal of Sycamore Trails, I participated in the Administrative Internship program for two years one of those was here at Sycamore Trails and the other year was  at Lincoln Elementary.  In these roles, I worked directly alongside the Principals, working together to complete all responsibilities and duties.  Before that, I was a 4th Grade Bilingual teacher at Laurel Hill Elementary School and a 3rd Grade Bilingual Teacher at Ontarioville Elementary School. 

My husband, Luis, and I recently celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary and we have 3 children.  Christian and Sophia are both 8 and are going to Third Grade.  Julian is 6 and he will be entering first grade. 

I am excited to get to know you and work with each and every one of you.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call me at (630)213-5641 or email at