Western Springs District 101 announces leadership changes
Updated: October 1, 2012 3:17PM
WESTERN SPRINGS — Western Springs Elementary District 101 Board President Mark Ptacek announced the board has reached an agreement to name Laidlaw School Principal Sarah Coffey as assistant superintendent for curriculum at the end of this academic year.
Coffey will replace Michael Fustin, who has already announced his plans to retirement. Fustin will be completing his 12th year as an assistant superintendent.
“We have been fortunate to have both expertise and consistency out of the curriculum office for the better part of the past decade,” Ptacek said.
Coffey is entering her fourth year as Laidlaw principal, and previously was assistant principal at McClure Junior High. Before that she was a language arts instructor at McClure.
She is enrolled in the doctoral program in educational administration and leadership at the University of Illinois.
The board also announced plans to initiate a search for the next Laidlaw principal, and will solicit direct staff and parent input to the process. The plan calls for a person to be named no later than February 2013.