By Nona Tepper
River Forest District 90 Superintendent Ed Condon has recommended Christine Gerges as the new elementary assistant principal to serve Lincoln and Willard Elementary Schools, after 13 years spent teaching in the schools.
"Christine's extensive instructional experience, commitment to district equity goals, and leadership for our professional development initiatives were among the many reasons she was selected," Condon said in a statement.
Gerges has worked as a second- and third-grader teacher at Willard for 13 years. In addition to her classroom responsibilities, Gerges has also served on the superintendent's leadership council, mentored first-year teachers and initiated student-led parent-teacher conferences.
She holds a master's degree in educational administration from Concordia University Chicago, and another master's in special education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Gerges also holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The district said a group of faculty, staff, administrators and parents selected Gerges after an "extensive" search. The D90 board of education will vote on her two-year contract on July 15. If approved, she will start July 16, with an annual salary of $102,011 in addition contributions to the Teacher's Retirement System.
Gerges succeeds David Davis, who left the district to serve as an elementary principal in Evanston/Skokie Community Consolidated School District 65.
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