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New administrators named at U-46 schools
By Seth Hancock
School District U-46 has announced eight new administrators for the 2019-2020 school year in a recent press release.
Included were four administrators at schools in The Examiner readership area including Jennifer Van Deusen as principal at Streamwood High School, Cyndi Aleman as principal at Bartlett’s Nature Ridge Elementary School, Stephanie Sylvester as principal at Bartlett’s Liberty Elementary School and Adam Zurko as principal at Wayne Elementary School.
Van Deusen has worked in U-46 for over a decade according to the release starting as an English teacher at Elgin and South Elgin high schools, associate principal at Bartlett High School and she was appointed as interim principal at Streamwood in June. She holds three degrees including a doctorate from Olivet Nazarene University in ethical leadership.
Aleman has been with the district for over two decades most recently as assistant principal at Elgin’s Hillcrest Elementary School. She holds two degrees including a masters of arts from Concordia University-Chicago in curriculum and instruction.
Sylvester has been with the district for 12 years and was the assistant principal at Liberty the last two years. She holds three degrees including two masters of arts, one from Bradley University (administration) and Roosevelt University (executive leadership and organizational change).
Zurko comes to U-46 after working in an administrative role in the Rochelle Elementary School District 231, and he has been a school administrator the last 13 years. He holds four degrees including masters of arts from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (curriculum and instruction) and Aurora University (educational leadership).
Also announced were four principals at Elgin schools including Charlotte Coleman at Kimball Middle School, Joel Pollack at Creekside Elementary School, Tiffany Robinson at Lowrie Elementary School and Noe Velazquez at Lords Park Elementary School.
“The start of the school year is always an exciting time, with lots of fresh beginnings,” U-46 CEO Tony Sanders said in the release. “We are pleased to welcome new professionals to U-46, and to congratulate longtime U-46 employees who are taking on new roles. They all join staff who are eager to work on behalf of our more than 38,000 students and their families.”