The School Board approved four new administrative hires.
Ronald Marmer, general counsel, at a salary of $185,000.
Jose Alfonso de Hoyos-Acosta, chief administrative officer, at a salary of $195,000. He replaces Tim Cawley, who resigned last month. De Hoyos-Acosta previously worked in the auditing and tax industry. He is one of few Hispanics in a top-level CPS position, an issue that has come up repeatedly since Mayor Rahm Emanuel left just one Latino on the seven-member School Board.
Hayley Meadvin, chief officer of strategic planning and communications, at a salary of $160,000. Meadvin was previously the communications director for Dr. Jill Biden. Serving under her is Emily Bittner, who joined the team earlier this year. Bittner worked on Emanuel’s re-election campaign and replaced Bill McCaffrey, who returned to City Hall to do public relations work.
Megan Hougard, chief of Network 11, at a salary of $151,000. Hougard previously worked as a CPS teacher.
In addition, two educators were granted four-year contracts as principals: Kathryn Anderson at Lane Tech High after serving as the school’s assistant principal, and Latrese Mathis at John Hay Community Academy after serving as assistant principal of Nash Elementary.
Ten principals were retained as contract principals: Kim Brasfield at Beasley Academic Center; Monique Dockery at Wescott Elementary; Dina Everage at Wentworth Elementary; Stanley Griggs at Owen Scholastic Academy; Stephen Harden at Cameron Elementary; William Hook at Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences; Troy Laraviere at Blaine Elementary; Rebecca Parker at Ray Graham Training Center High; Danielle Porch at Caldwell Math and Science Academy; and Shirley Scott at Ellington Elementary.