Josalyn Filkins serves the communities of the Athlos Academies charter school network as the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction. She is known for her successful gains in school organizational transformation.
Filkins earned her bachelor’s degree in education from the Illinois State University. She has administration leadership cohort and international baccalaureate certifications, as well as several education related trainings. Her volunteer efforts range from Collaborative Solutions for Communities to Ronald MacDonald House.
In her fifteen years of educational experience, Filkins has worked with students and school staff in a variety of settings from leading, supporting, mentoring, and coaching. Her roles have included head of school, middle school and elementary principal, instructional/management coach, curriculum writer, and lead middle school English teacher.
Her core accomplishments include a strong track record of improved school staff retention and approval ratings, district-wide curriculum performance, and Teacher of the Year Nominee 2006 and 2012.