WINFIELD | Winfield Elementary School has a new principal, Crown Point school officials confirmed Friday.
Jillian Alonzo joins the Crown Point Community School Corp. as the new principal of Winfield, school officials said. She replaces Patricia Carnahan, who retired at the end of the school year after 38 years in education, the last 11 in Crown Point Community School Corp.
Alonzo, of Munster, is scheduled to begin work next month.
Alonzo previously taught elementary school in the School Town of Munster, most recently as a third-grade teacher at Eads Elementary.
She also taught second grade and worked as a Title 1 teacher, school officials said.
Alonzo completed her undergraduate degree in elementary education at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond. After teaching for several years, Alonzo returned to school and recently obtained a master’s in educational administration and supervision through Ball State University, officials said.