The Board of Directors at Christian Heritage Academy (CHA), a private, independent Christian school for students in preschool through twelfth grade, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Adelaide Yoo as the Middle and Upper School Principal, effective July 1, 2023. 

“I have witnessed God’s awesome faithfulness and goodness to CHA throughout my years here as a teacher,” Yoo said. “I am grateful to be entrusted with an administrative leadership role and am so excited to experience what God has in store for us next.”

Mrs. Adelaide Yoo

Yoo began teaching at CHA in 2009 as part of the inaugural Upper School faculty team and is currently the English Department Chair. Yoo has demonstrated both excellence in teaching and excellence in her ability to lead and motivate a team.

“Mrs. Yoo is not only steeped in CHA’s history and culture but is a visionary, ready to take our Middle and Upper School in new, strategic directions,” said Joseph Torgerson, Head of School. “God has called and equipped Mrs. Yoo for this new role, and we are incredibly excited for her to bring her considerable gifts to our administrative team.”

Yoo studied English and Secondary Education at the University of Illinois, and she has a Master’s degree from the U. of I. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in multicultural education. Yoo has taught and designed curricula in several Illinois schools, served as an adjunct faculty member at the College of Lake County, and taught overseas in Senegal. Since onboarding at CHA, she has continued to thrive and become one of the school’s most beloved colleagues and teachers.

“CHA is a place of excellence,” Yoo said. “When I walk the hallways, I have such respect for my colleagues, and I get inspired by and learn from them. I hope I do the same for the people around me.”

Christian Heritage Academy, which was founded in 1984, is a premier educational institution serving over 440 students in the greater Chicago area. The school is consistently ranked among the best in Illinois, with rating it as the #1 Best Christian High School, #8 Best College Prep Private High School, and #9 Best Private K-12 School in Illinois.