After a controversial decision not to renew Erin Roche, the lame duck LSC at Ravenswood has selected a new principal for the school. Meanwhile, Roche has found another job:
From Ravenswood: "After many hours of interviews and public
forums, the Local School Council at Ravenswood Elementary School has
chosen Heather D. Connolly as the school’s next principal.
am incredibly excited to be able to continue the vision that has been
started at Ravenswood and will do everything in my power to keep a continuous
eye on improvement,” Ms. Connolly said. “I am looking forward
to building relationships with the students, staff, parents, and community
members and can't wait for the new year to begin.”
Ms. Connolly most recently has been evaluating
literacy coaches for Chicago Public Schools’ Office of Literacy. Previously
she was an assistant principal at Scott Elementary School, Mannheim
District 83 in Franklin Park , where she was responsible for the day-to-day
operations of the school and staff development.
She has taught fifth and eighth grades
as well as being a reading specialist. Her credentials include a master of education
degree in administration and supervision from Loyola University and
a master’s degree in Curriculum Instruction from Olivet Nazarene University
in Bourbonnais, Ill.
Ms. Connolly succeeds Principal Erin
Roche, who has been chosen to lead Prescott Elementary School.
Ravenswood School is a Chicago Public
School at the corner of Montrose Avenue and Paulina Street in the north
side Ravenswood neighborhood. It is an elementary school, educating
approximately 450 students in Pre-K through eighth grade. Ranked
among the top 15% of all Chicago Public Schools, Ravenswood is a model
urban school with award-winning teachers, including a Golden Apple Award
winner and an Illinois Art Educator of the Year."
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