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Kaneland announces administrative changes

Schlichter leaves for job at District 158; 2 assistant principals named

Published: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:16 p.m. CDT

MAPLE PARK – Kaneland School District 302 will be searching for a new director of education services for sixth through 12th grade, as the district seeks to replace Erika Schlichter, who is leaving for a job in Huntley School District 158.

Schlichter will become the chief academic officer in District 158. Kaneland Superintendent Jeff Schuler said the district will be “committed to a thorough process to find an equally qualified candidate to serve our students,” according to a news release issued by the district.

“It has been a privilege to work in the Kaneland schools for the past six years with an excellent group of students and staff, and a supportive community,” Schlichter wrote in an email. “I look forward to the opportunity to serve in District 158, a large and expanding district, with a focus on innovation and improvement.”

Schlichter is to depart Kaneland on June 30. She worked in Kaneland for six years, two as curriculum coordinator and the past four years in her current role.

“We will miss Erika and the leadership she brought to our district,” Schuler said, according to the release. “We are confident her experiences in Kaneland clearly made her an attractive candidate to lead a teaching and learning team.”

Kaneland announced more administrative changes. Julia Clout, the current assistant principal at Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School in Elburn, will also serve in that role at Kaneland John Shields Elementary in Sugar Grove.

Also, the district announced that Patrick Raleigh will serve as an assistant principal and teacher at Kaneland McDole Elementary School in Montgomery. According to the release, Raleigh has been a teacher at Forest Ridge School District 142 for the past six years.

The moves were approved Monday by the District 302 School Board.

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