Updated: September 20, 2012 6:17AM
OSWEGO — Plank Junior High and Southbury Elementary schools will have new faces when they open next week.
Amanda Rider has been named the new assistant principal at Southbury Elementary, and Ashley Meyers is the new assistant principal at Plank.
Rider was a language arts teacher at Plank before the move to Southbury. Before joining the Oswego district in 2006, she taught for one year in Chicago Public Schools. She was chosen from among 78 applicants.
Rider is working on her doctorate in curriculum and instruction through Aurora University. She lives in Plano with her husband Brian, a physical education teacher at Oswego’s East View Kindergarten Center, and their new son, Finley.
Meyers was one of 105 applicants for the assistant principal position at Plank.
Previously, she served as the special education coordinator at West Chicago Community High School. Meyers was the vocational/transition facilitator at Batavia High School for a year and also previously served the district as an elementary school LD resource teacher.
Meyers has a master’s degree in educational leadership with a special education director endorsement from the University of St. Francis in Joliet. Meyers lives in Yorkville with her husband Troy, and their three children Josh, Blake and Natalie.