Keri DeYoung, who now serves as assistant principal at Bourbonnais Elementary Upper Grade Center, was recommended by Orland School District 135 staff to become the next principal at Centennial School.
The district’s board of education will vote Monday night to decide whether to accept the recommendation, and hire DeYoung on as head of the elementary school. DeYoung began her career as a teacher and “reading recovery specialist” at William H. Taft Primary School, before working as student services coordinator at Kankakee Middle School and then moving to the Bourbonnais district, according to D135 documents.
The Centennial head seat opened in May when Lynn Zeder moved up to the district’s curriculum department.
Jennifer Nichols, who works as dean of students for Conrady Junior High in Hickory Hills, will be recommended to take the assistant principal role at Jerling Junior High. David Kennedy was hired to originally fill the assistant slot, but was recommended to be moved into the main position after Pam Hodgson left for Summit Hill Junior High in Frankfort.
Attached are a list of other recommended certified staff hires up for vote, as well as a new policy for showing movies in class and a break down of the $128,231 that Parents for Education groups raised for each school.
The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the district’s administration building, 15100 94th Ave.
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