District 19

Team Directory

A Message from our Superintendent

Dr. Tamra S. Collins


Welcome Back District 19! Wow! What an amazing start to the school year. As the team and I visited schools, you could feel the love and laughter in the air. I am thrilled to be back in buildings and seeing our children and staff in person. Principals, teachers, staff, and the D19 Community went above and beyond to showcase how much they missed our students across the district. From balloons, welcome signs, and homecoming activities, to theme days, giveaways and so much more, our goal was to ensure we created a welcoming and affirming environment for our students. Kudos to a great start!! We are home!

“Homecoming means coming home to what is in your Heart.”

Our principals worked hard to ensure that students returned “home” to wonderful, caring and vibrant environments that were safe and healthy. Leaders spent the summer and the start of the year putting protocols in place aligned to the Department of Education (DOE) guidance and policies. Our priority is clear... safety, social and emotional well being, and academic learning for all our students.

I am overjoyed, humbled, and honored to serve as the Acting Superintendent for our community. As a District 19 family we HOPE together, we DREAM together, we BELIEVE together, and most importantly we SUCCEED together! I am looking forward to launching into the next phase of our journey. Together we will continue to serve our children and strengthen our relationship with our community and parents as partners in this work. Together everyone achieves more! I am committed to building on our practices and enthusiastic about what the future holds for us as a community as we foster and cultivate our legacy as we go

"All the Way Up and Beyond!!!


Our Team

Dr. Tamra S. Collins

Acting Superintendent

Ms. Irene Spence

Field Support Liaison

Ms. Kimberly Chance Peart

Director of Continuous Improvement



Zahira Torres

Family Leadership Coordinator

Ms. Ginova Rodriguez

Family Support Coordinator

Katia Jean-Jacques

District Support Liaison

Tatiana Polanco

Administrator Assistant