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Board of Education Approves New Deans at Oswego High School

Melissa Calvert. Credit: Oswego School District
Melissa Calvert. Credit: Oswego School District
Submitted by Oswego School District:

 Oswego High School (OHS) will have two new deans walking the halls when the 2014-15 school year begins in August.
 
The Community Unit School District 308 Board of Education approved the hire of Yorkville resident Dave Jones and Woodridge resident Melissa Calvert for the positions on Monday, July 14. Jones served as assistant principal and dean of students at Batavia High School since July 2005. Calvert has worked as a Spanish teacher at OHS since 2011.
 
“We are excited to have both Dave and Melissa join the Oswego High School administrative team,” said Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services Dr. John Sparlin. “Both have varied backgrounds and experiences that will serve them well in their new positions.”
 
Both will be expected to oversee and resolve matters related to attendance and discipline. They will also collaborate with counselors, social workers, teachers, and other staff to encourage positive behavior, among other duties.
 
Jones begins at a salary of $71,000. In addition to his time as a dean and assistant principal at Batavia, he also served as an English teacher at Waubonsie Valley High School, in Aurora, Ill., from 1998 until 2005. He has a master’s in educational leadership from Aurora University and is expected to complete a doctorate degree from Aurora later this year.
 
Calvert begins at a salary of $59,500. In addition to working as a Spanish teacher at OHS, she worked as a Spanish teacher at Plainfield Central High School. She has a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign, and a bachelor’s degree in foreign language education from Illinois State University, in Normal. 

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