The Community Unit School District 308 Board of Education
approved the hiring of Tarah Fowler as principal for Traughber Junior High
School on Monday.
Fowler previously served as assistant principal at Blackhawk Middle School in Bensenville. She earned a bachelor of science in criminal justice and a master’s of art in educational administration and teaching from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.
“Ms. Fowler possesses many admirable attributes associated with highly successful leaders,” said Dr. John Sparlin, assistant superintendent for District 308 administrative services.
He noted that Fowler was the interviewing committee’s “unanimous first choice” for the position, which received nearly 60 applicants.
Fowler will begin July 1, 2014, following the retirement of Dr. Ralph Kober, who has served as principal at Traughber since 1996. Sparlin said the district is very fortunate to have Fowler’s appointment approved so early in the hiring season.
“Hiring Ms. Fowler at this time will allow the opportunity for her to meet students, staff, and parents before she takes over on July 1,” he explained. “It also allows for a seamless transition giving Ms. Fowler the opportunity to work with Dr. Kober on 2014-15 school improvement plans.”
Fowler taught at Jefferson and Hardin Middle Schools in Wentzville, Missouri and Frontier Middle School in St. Charles, Missouri before becoming an assistant principal at Holman Middle School in St. Ann, Missouri and at Blackhawk Middle School where she has served since 2012.
Provided by Oswego 308