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D89 Hires New Principal at Roosevelt Elementary in Broadview

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Roosevelt Elementary School in Broadview. | Google Earth || Below, Kimberly Wright, the school’s new principal. | Submitted photo 

Roosevelt principal.jpgWednesday, June 14, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

During a June 8 regular meeting, the Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview District 89 school board voted to approve the hiring of Kimberly Wright as the new principal at Roosevelt Elementary School in Broadview. Wright will replace Patrick Keller by the fall 2017-18 school year.

Wright has taught for 23 years, including nine years at the preschool level, during which she served as director of the Lutheran Day Nursery in Chicago, according to a recent statement released by the district.

Wright spent another 14 years teaching at the Kindergarten, first-, second-, third- and fourth-grade levels at numerous schools in the Chicago Public Schools system and UNO charter school network.

Recently, Wright had been serving as an assistant principal and instructional specialist in North Chicago School District 189, where she “supported instruction by developing Curriculum Maps, Scope and Sequences, and Unit Plans as well as providing professional development and coaching around the areas of Data Driven Instruction, Learning Targets, Balanced Literacy, and Early Numeracy to name a few,” according to the district’s statement. 

“I am very excited to take on the role of Principal at Roosevelt Elementary,” said Wright in the statement. “I truly look forward to partnering with teachers, students and their families to help provide students with a world class education.”

So far, the district hasn’t released any information regarding Wright’s salary or the duration of her contract. VFP

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