Students at Bednarcik Junior High School will have a new assistant principal when the 2014-15 school year begins.
The Community Unit School District 308 Board of Education approved Oswego resident and current Bednarcik teacher Michele Peat for the position at its meeting on Monday, June 23.
“Michele has a strong familiarity of Bednarcik Junior High School and School District 308,” said Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services Dr. John Sparlin. “She will be a great addition to the administrative team.”
As assistant principal, Peat will provide leadership and problem-solving assistance for students, parents, and staff in regard to attendance and discipline. She will also assist with the interpretation of school policies and procedures for students, parents, staff, and community members, among other responsibilities. She will start at an annual salary of $64,000 in her new position.
Peat worked as a learning behavior specialist at Bednarcik Junior High School from 2007 until 2014. She also worked as an instructional skills teacher at the Kendall County Special Education Cooperative from 2003 until 2007.
In her previous role at Bednarcik, she served on a training team for Professional Learning Communities, an initiative the district will roll out on a broader scale during the 2015-16 school year.
She has a master’s degree in educational leadership from Aurora University, in Aurora and a bachelor’s in education from Northern Illinois University.
Peat said she is excited to join her home district’s administrative team.
“I am really looking forward to being in charge of the special education department and making an impact on students from an administrative standpoint,” she said.
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