The District 54 School Board appointed the new principal at Hale, as well as two new assistant principals at its meeting on June 19.
Brian Kaszewicz will become the principal at Hale Elementary in Schaumburg. He has been an assistant principal in District 54 for four years at Aldrin Elementary School, and Frost and Keller junior high schools. Before that Brian was a social studies teacher at Eisenhower Junior High School.
“I look forward to serving the Hale community,” Brian said. He then honored the school’s namesake by repeating a Nathan Hale quote which he deemed appropriate for his role as an educator. “I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary.”
Brian has a bachelor’s degree in history from Roosevelt University and a master’s degree in education administration from National Louis University.
Christina Sosin will become the assistant principal of Fairview Elementary School in Hoffman Estates and Stevenson Elementary School in Elk Grove Village. She is currently a literacy instructional coach in District 54, but has been working as an interim assistant principal at Einstein Elementary School since February. She has also taught language arts at Eisenhower Junior High School and fourth through eighth grade at Lincoln Prairie School.
“In the past 13 years that I’ve been an educator in District 54, I feel that I’ve been the one receiving an education,” Christina said. “I’ve considered all the administrators that I’ve worked with to be mentors.”
Christina has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in education (specialization in reading) from Northern Illinois University. She also has a master’s degree in educational leadership from Concordia University.
Cory Burke will become the assistant principal of Keller Junior High School in Schaumburg. She is currently a language arts teacher and the language arts department chair at Mead Junior High School.
“I’ve been in the district for 9 years and I’ve been afforded many leadership opportunities,” Cory said. “One of District 54’s strongest attributes is the supportive atmosphere that has been created.”
Cory has a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Northern Illinois University.
All of these appointments and changes are effective July 1, 2014.