Comings & Goings

MOVING IN/ON Elaine Schuster, superintendant of the Archdiocese of Chicago since 1990, has been named chief executive officer of the Golden Apple Foundation. She will assume the new post in January. … Shawn Haugen, previously a manager for Xpedior, a technical consulting firm, has been named executive director of The Chicago Scholars Foundation. The foundation annually awards one graduating student at each Chicago public and private high school a $1,000 scholarship. It also hosts college preparation workshops and helps students find internships. … Laurie Glenn, owner and founder of The Glenn Group, a public policy communications firm that has dealt with many school issues, is now senior vice-president of strategic communications and media relations at Lipman Hearne. …

Margaret Small, former director of UIC’s Interactive Mathematics Project, has been named co-director of the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School. The other co-director is Mary Ann Pitcher, a teacher from Harper High. … Kay Kirkpatrick, formerly director of communications at the Consortium on Chicago School Research, has been named assistant dean for strategic communications for the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.

AT CLARK STREET James Wright of the CPS law department has been named chief of staff to Board President Gery Chico. Wright replaces Jean Franczyk, who now works for internet education company Unext.com. Wright previously worked for the U.S. Department of Justice. … Tabrina Davis, formerly CPS deputy chief communications officer, is now the director of media relations for ComEd.

PRINCIPAL APPOINTMENTS Gladys Rivera, a bilingual facilitator in Region 1, has received a four-year principal contract at Lowell School. …The following principals have had their contracts renewed: Yvonne Austin, Plamondon; Linda H. Coles, Keller; David Joseph Domovic, Alcott; Eugene Dumas, Doolittle West; Eugene Mason, Arthur Ashe.

Others with renewed contracts are: Aurelio Acevedo, Lozano; Deborah Anderson, Christopher; Julius Anderson, Hughes; Jose C. Barillas, Marshall; Beverly J. Blackwood, Douglas; Valerie Jean Bratton, Wacker; Flora Dangerfield, Gary; Cara L. Diggs, Whistler; Cynthia Fitzpatrick, Schiller; Richard A. Gazda, Von Steuben; Carol Rancifer Gearring, Hendricks; Charles A. Giglio, Linne; Mahalia A. Hines, Hope; Patricia Kent, Penn; Millicent Russell, Lavizzo; Gail W. Szulc, Oriole; Sheila Schlaggar, Edison; Arthur Slater, Austin; Careda Taylor, Kenwood; Charles Trevino, Thorp; Frances M. Williams, Powell.

The following interim and assistant principals received principal contracts: Haydee Alvarez, Greeley; Cynthia K. Barron, Jones; Sharon Bryant, Spencer; Bernadette Butler, Agassiz; Frank Candioto, Foreman; David Dalton, Grimes/Fleming; Vivian Edwards, Schneider; Keith P. Foley, Lane Tech; Larry C. Garstki, Brentano; Gerard A. Gliege, Sawyer; Mary Ellen Garcia-Humphreys, Carson; Mary E. Harris, Pullman; Susan Jensen, Gary; Jill Marie Machina, Alcott; Rebecca B. McDaniel, Hinton; Lawrence McElherne, Las Casas; Antionette Patten, Wendell Smith; Sylvia A. Rodriguez, Davis; Patricia Monroe-Taylor, Arai; Miguel A. Velasquez, Whitney.

RETIREMENTS Principals who retired this summer were: Carrie J. Clark, Carver; Howard Jackson, Dewey; Elena S. O’Connell, Corkery; Mary E. Scannell, Kellogg.

EDUCATION E-VENTURE Former Illinois State Board of Education Superintendent Joseph Spagnolo and a partner have launched TeacherRecords.com, an Internet software system that manages teacher certification and recertification. TeacherRecords.com is a privately-funded, for profit company. … Lynn Cherkasky-Davis, a kindergarten teacher and founder at Foundations Elementary, is taking a leave of absence to work as vice-president of content development and educational issues for TeacherRecords.com. Davis is also coordinating a professional development and candidate support program for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION The board approved a $1.65 million expansion for Jones Metropolitan High. The structure will be built to the south of the school on State Street. Construction of a new Langston Hughes School has been approved for the block of 103rd Street and Place between Princeton and Harvard in Roseland.