School Board approves administrative changes

KANELAND—The Kaneland School Board on Monday approved administrative changes, including changes regarding new assistant principals and a resignation.

Kaneland Superintendent Dr. Jeff Schuler announced during the meeting that Patrick Raleigh will be an assistant principal and computer teacher at Kaneland McDole Elementary School beginning July 1.

Schuler said that Raleigh has a “wealth of teaching experience.”

According to a news release, Raleigh previously taught in the Forest Ridge School District for six years. He will receive a salary of $56,000 plus benefits in his new position.

Julia Cloat during the meeting was appointed as assistant principal at Kaneland John Stewart and John Shields elementary schools for the upcoming school year. Cloat is currently a part-time assistant principal at John Stewart and a Response to Intervention coordinator.

Erika Schlichter, director of Educational Services for 6-12, resigned from her position, effective June 30. Kaneland School Board member Pedro Rivas made special mention of Schlichter’s resignation during the meeting.

“It’s going to be a great loss,” he said.

Schlichter has worked with the Kaneland School District for six years. She held the position of curriculum coordinator prior to taking on the role of director of Educational Services 6-12.

Schlichter is moving on to become the chief academic officer at School District 158, where she will lead a teaching and learning team.

After the meeting, Schlichter talked about her new opportunity.

“I’m just looking forward to a new position,” she said. “Excited to start a new challenge, but also excited to see Kaneland continue the great work.”