More new administrators appointed in East Aurora School District
By Linda Girardi For Sun-Times Media August 20, 2013 12:04PM
Updated: September 26, 2013 6:14AM
The East Aurora School District welcomed more new administrators, most already familiar with the district, at Monday evening’s board meeting.
The appointments were made to fill vacancies left from a recent shift in positions and to fill a newly-created position for the 2013-2014 school year.
The board recommended Robert Bassett step into the role as principal of Oak Park Elementary. Bassett has served as the assistant principal at Oak Park since 2011. He has experience teaching English and Spanish in the West Aurora School District and Hazel Crest School District. Bassett holds a master’s degree in administration and leadership from Benedictine University.
Allen Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Stephanie Felker was recommended to step into the role as assistant principal at Oak Park Elementary. Felker has been a district teacher since 2002 and has experience serving on district leadership teams. She has master’s degrees in educational leadership from Concordia College and curriculum and instruction from North Central College.
Brady Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Kelly Trevizo was recommended for assistant principal at Hermes Elementary School. Trevizo has taught middle school and elementary grades in the district for 15 years, and has taught the Summer Bridges program that focuses on reading and writing. She holds a master’s degree in elementary education from Concordia University.
East Aurora High School Assistant Principal Jesus Barraza was recommended to return as assistant principal at Cowherd Middle School, a post he previously held in the 2010-2011 school year. Barraza has served as East Aurora High School assistant principal for the past two years and was dean of students 2007-2010. He began with the district in 2004 at Simmons Middle School as a physical education teacher and athletic director. He holds a master’s degree in educational leadership at Aurora University.
Glynis Keene was appointed to fill a newly-created position as assistant principal for teaching and learning at East Aurora High School. Keene most recently served as division leader and an English-Language Arts teacher for grades seven to 12 in the Crete-Monee School District. She has experience in administrative team building and evaluating certified staff. She began her educational career as an English and French teacher in 1995. Keene, a published poet, has a master’s degree in educational leadership from Concordia University.