www.cusd200.org June 18, 2018
Board Meeting Highlights
June 13, 2018 at Monroe Middle School
Dr. Kathryn Schafermeyer hired as the new Principal of Whittier Elementary
Dr. Kathryn Schafermeyer is the new Principal of Whittier Elementary. She will replace Dr. Chris Silagi who was approved as the District’s Assistant Superintendent for Student Services in June.
Dr. Schafermeyer has been the Principal at Bristol Grade School in Yorkville District 115 since 2013 where she was able to drive higher than expected student achievement in multiple academic areas over multiple years. Prior to that she served from 1998-2013 as an assistant principal in several Yorkville schools and also taught 5th grade in the same district.
Dr. Schafermeyer received her B.S. in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University and her MS. Ed. Ed.D. in Curriculum Leadership from Northern Illinois University.
Dr. Schafermeyer is looking forward to joining the District 200 administrative team to make a contribution to the larger community. “In my new role as Principal of Whittier Elementary School, I look forward to working alongside a caring and committed staff and community to continue to provide an excellent school experience for students. It's apparent that Whittier focuses on the growth and development of the whole child, making it a special place for students to learn and grow,” says Schafermeyer.
Five students receive Superintendent Art Awards
Each year, Dr. Schuler selects pieces of student artwork from each level for the Superintendent Art Award. This year’s recipients are Alaina Murray (Bower), To Be Anything; McKenna Sutton (Pleasant Hill), Within Reef; Leah Austin (Hubble), Follow Your Own Path; Madeline Levi (South), Rabbit; and Rebecca Lang (North) Scenic. Students were invited for a public recognition at the June Board Meeting. Leah Austin (left) and Madeline Levi (right) are pictured with their pieces.
Board approves Vision 2022 four-year strategic plan
Following more than nine months of gathering feedback from stakeholder groups and multiple iterations, the Board of Education approved a new, four-year strategic plan, Vision 2022. This plan will guide the work of the Board, Administration and staff for the next four years. Later this summer, the community can expect a communication about details of Vision 2022 along with a District Dashboard that will allow the community to view the District’s progress on Vision 2022 goals and other key metrics. Visit www.cusd200.org/vision2022 to view the plan.
Erica Loiacono | Director of Public Relations