The Dolton-Riverdale School District 148 school board approved the hiring of Todd Parker as assistant principal at Roosevelt Elementary and Junior High Schools. He assumed his new administrative duties on Sept. 30. | Supplied photo
Updated: January 16, 2014 6:02AM
Dolton School District 148 educators Todd Parker and Jennifer Williams recently were promoted to positions as school administrators, according to a news release.
Parker became assistant principal at Roosevelt Elementary and Junior High schools, and Williams became assistant principal at Lincoln Elementary and Junior High schools. Both assumed their new administrative duties on Sept. 30.
Parker filled the post left open when former Roosevelt Elementary and Roosevelt Junior High schools Assistant Principal Martez James became principal at District 148’s Franklin Elementary School.
Williams replaced former Lincoln Elementary and Junior High schools Assistant Principal Dorith Johnson.
Parker came to Roosevelt Elementary School in 2001 as a resident teacher. He served in that capacity for two years before becoming a seventh-grade language arts teacher. In 2004, he began working as a school safety facilitator managing student behavior issues at the Roosevelt Schools, a position he held until his recent selection as assistant principal.
A graduate of Thornton High School in Harvey, Parker has a bachelor’s degree from Chicago State University. He has a master’s degree in teaching from Chicago State University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from American College of Education.
Williams joined the District 148 staff in 2002 as a teacher at the former Jefferson Elementary School. She taught first grade at Jefferson for three years and first and fourth grades at Riverdale Elementary School until assuming her current position at the Lincoln schools.
Williams has a bachelor’s degree from Truman State University, a master’s degree in teaching from Dominican University, and a master’s degree in education administration from Governors State University.
Parker said he wants to help spark students’ interest in learning and to help instill in young people the importance of education.
Williams said she enjoys helping children, supporting them and seeing them learn.
“(Lincoln) is already great,” Williams said. “It has a phenomenal staff that is driven to help the students be successful. I want to be a part of that.”