Welcome Danette Sokacich – New Principal of PACHS


The Board of Directors of the Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School (PACHS) is proud to announce that Danette Sokacich has been officially named the new principal of the high school. Ms. Sokacich has worked at PACHS for nine years and has served as the Assistant Principal and on the school’s Leadership Team.
For many years, Ms. Sokacich directed the Lolita Lebrón Family Learning Center (FLC), a PACHS program that provides supportive and academic services to young parents with an emphasis on parenting and literacy skills. The work of the FLC has been presented at many professional conferences, such as the American Educational Research Association, Mid-Western Educational Research Association, National Association of Multicultural Education, and the Healthy Teen Network. Prior to her role as Assistant Principal, Ms. Sokacich taught courses in History and English at the FLC.
Ms. Sokacich completed her M.A. Ed. in Educational Leadership at Northeastern Illinois University and her Secondary Education certificate in History and English at Illinois College. She is a New York City Teaching Fellow, and holds an M.S.Ed. in Childhood Education from City University of New York-Lehman College in the Bronx, New York. Ms. Sokacich also holds a B.A. in History from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.
In addition, Ms. Sokacich serves on the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health School Network, the Advisory Council for the Teen Parenting Program at Christopher House, organizes activities with the Advocates for Adolescent Mothers, and is on the Event Planning Committee of The George Washington University Alumni Association-Chicago Chapter.
Please join us in welcoming Danette Sokacich to her new position at PACHS.
She can be reached at [email protected],
The Board of Directors of Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School