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Meet the Principal

Headshot of Montessori Principal Candice Collins

Candice Collins has 20 years of experience in education with the Rockford Public Schools as both a teacher and a principal.

Mrs. Collins completed her undergraduate degree at Northern Illinois University and two masters programs with St. Xavier University. Most recently, Mrs. Collins completed an Administrator’s Course for public Montessori Schools.  

As the principal of Maria Montessori School, Mrs. Collins led the transition to one PreK-8 grade campus, and the continued expansion of the program.  
 

Candice Collins  |  candice.collins@rps205.com