District 54 names new principals
Posted by Terri McHugh on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at 8:03 pm
The District 54 School Board appointed three new principals for the 2012-13 school year at its June 21 meeting.
Maribeth Kanoon was named the principal of Einstein Elementary School in Hanover Park. Kanoon had been the assistant principal at Armstrong Elementary School since the fall of 2009. She has also been a language arts teacher at Mead Junior High School and a teacher at Armstrong, Campanelli, Collins and Stevenson elementary schools. Kanoon has a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in educational leadership.
Scott Ross was named the principal of Frost Junior High School in Schaumburg. Ross had previously served as an assistant principal at Eisenhower and Mead junior high schools. Before that he was a school social worker at the John Muir Literacy Academy. Ross has a bachelor’s degree in industrial psychology and master’s degrees in educational administration and social work.
Quinn Wulbecker was named the principal of Link Elementary School in Elk Grove Village. Wulbecker had been the assistant principal at Link and Nerge elementary schools since the fall of 2011. Previously he was a teacher at Campanelli and Dooley elementary schools. Wulbecker has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in education leadership and supervision.
Wulbecker replaces John Schmelzer who will become the principal at the Hoover Math and Science Academy in Schaumburg. Hoover’s current principal, Jake Chung, has taken a job in another school district.
In promoting these assistant principals to principal positions, District 54 has created some job openings at the assistant principal level. Superintendent Ed Rafferty has also moved some assistant principals for the 2012-13 school year. Those moves are as follows:
- Heather Wilson will move from Frost to serve as the assistant principal at Link and Nerge.
- Nell Haack will move from Aldrin to serve as the assistant principal at Einstein.
- Maribel Taboada will leave Einstein and be the assistant principal at Aldrin and Hanover Highlands.
- Korrie McCarry will move from Lakeview and serve as the assistant principal at Armstrong.
- Brian Kaszewicz will move from Keller and serve as the assistant principal at Frost.
The district is currently interviewing for assistant principal positions at Eisenhower and Keller junior high schools and Lakeview Elementary School.
These appointments take effect July 1, 2012.