District 135 appoints three new administrators
September 13, 2012 4:10PM
Updated: October 17, 2012 6:10AM
The Orland School District 135 Board recently appointed David Kennedy as principal of Jerling Junior High School, Jennifer Nichols as assistant principal of Jerling, and Keri DeYoung as principal for Centennial School.
DeYoung comes from Bourbonnais, where she worked as associate principal at the Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Olivet Nazarene University and a master’s in education administration from Governors State University.
DeYoung began her career in education at Taft Primary School as a teacher and reading recovery specialist. She then served as student services coordinator for three years at Kankakee Middle School.
“My true passion is working with the primary grades, and I’m thrilled to be here,” DeYoung said.
Nichols most recently was the dean of students at Conrady Junior High School in North Palos District 117, with prior experience as a reading specialist at Conrady and as the district reading specialist in North Palos School. Nichols earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Xavier University and a master’s in education administration from Northern Illinois University.
“I am very excited ... and I am looking forward to being part of the Jerling team,” Nichols said.
Kennedy, previously Jerling’s assistant principal, was appointed to principal after Pam Hodgson’s resignation.
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to work with the excellent students at Jerling,” Kennedy said. “We have a great staff in place and will continue doing what is best for our students and preparing them for success beyond junior high.”
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