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Principal's Message

     A Message From Our Principal     


Hello Everyone~ my name is Diona Iacobazzi or Ms. Bazz, as my Pershing family knows me, and I am beginning my sixth year as the Principal of Pershing School.  That said, I have worked at Pershing for my entire professional career. I taught 3rd grade for three years and 5th grade for ten. From 2012 to 2015 I had the privilege of being the Assistant Principal at this terrific school. Along with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership I completed a Master’s program to become a Reading Specialist in 2012. Because I love to learn so much, I am now looking into getting my ABA.

I grew up about two miles away in Cicero and have always been a part of the Berwyn/Cicero community. I am the proud Momma to a handsome 9yr. old guy named Sonny. The two of us just love taking care of our adorable French Bulldog named Rodney. We are having a blast with him. In my spare time, I love to read and watch movies and I am ridiculously competitive.

Over the years I have developed strong relationships in this community. Pershing students, staff, and families are a big piece of my heart. I consider all of you part of my 2nd family. I am looking forward to capitalizing on the parent partnerships that we strengthened through the school year last year. I truly believe anything is possible when we work together to make things happen. Let’s do this Pershing! Let’s make this the best year yet! Let’s all support one another, communicate our needs, help whenever we can, put in all kinds of effort, and make some crazy growth! WE CAN DO IT!. I am looking forward to supporting #teampershing as we continue to climb the ladder of success here in D100.

Diona Iacobazzi

Principal of Pershing School




Diona Iacobazzi
ext: 4605

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Alejandra Gutierrez
Assistant Principal
ext: 4641

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