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Aldred-Berry

Aldred-Berry

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Updated: December 5, 2012 6:02AM



Jennifer Aldred-Berry has been named Cook County School District 130’s new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.

Aldred-Berry was selected from more than 110 applicants and formally assumed her new position in July. She takes on the post previously held by the late Kathleen Duba.

“The selection of Dr. Aldred-Berry was the result of a community-based interview process that included teachers, administrators, parents and other school staff,” District 130 Supt. Raymond Lauk said. “We were all impressed with her ability to quickly identify challenges and opportunities within District 130.”

Aldred-Berry previously served as a district/school improvement consultant at West 40 Intermediate Service Center 2 in Bellwood. Before that she served as an early reading specialist at West 40 ISC 2 and as an educator-in-residence at the Illinois State Board of Education in Springfield.

Aldred-Berry also served as a middle school language arts and reading teacher as well as a second-grade teacher in West Harvey-Dixmoor School District 147; a first-grade teacher in Bensenville School District 2; and a developmental kindergarten teacher in Lyons Elementary School District 103.

Aldred-Berry also has served as an adjunct graduate instructor in writing across the curriculum at Aurora University and an adjunct professor in interorganizational communication at Roosevelt University.

Aldred-Berry earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education/special education from Elmhurst College, a master’s degree in educational administration from Governors State University and a doctoral degree in organization development from Benedictine University.

Aldred-Berry said she enjoys spending time with her family and her three dogs. She said she also enjoys cooking, fly fishing and volunteering with Reeling and Healing Midwest, which offers fly fishing retreats for women battling and surviving cancer.

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