- Willow Bend Elementary School
Board approves the hire of eight new administrators
April 10, 2019
During its meeting on April 10, 2019, the District 15 Board of Education approved the hire of eight new administrators. These individuals begin work in District 15 on July 1:
Alison Friedman, Virginia Lake Assistant Principal
Alison comes to us from Wheeling District 21 where she currently serves as an elementary instructional coach. She also has experience as a middle school information literacy coach and 6th and 7th grade teacher.
Megan Pries, Lake Louise Assistant Principal
Megan is currently a middle school instructional technology coach in Park Ridge District 64, and previously served as an instructional technology specialist in Skokie District 68. Megan’s teaching experience includes time as a Project Lead the Way Engineering Teacher, STEM specialist and 5th grade classroom teacher.
Breann Thurber, Winston Campus Elementary Assistant Principal
Breann is an experienced assistant principal currently working as an AP at Neil Armstrong School in Hoffman Estates. Before becoming an assistant principal, she worked as a math instructional coach, and a middle school math and science teacher.
Andrew Wilson, Winston Campus Junior High Assistant Principal
Andrew comes to us from Round Lake District 116 where he is currently the principal of Village Elementary School. Prior to this role, he served as the Out of District Coordinator and Principal of the Round Lake Transition Program. Before becoming a building leader, he served as a high school self-contained special education teacher and middle school history teacher.
Erin Stein, Assistant Director of Human Resources
Erin is an experienced building principal coming to District 15 from East Prairie School in Skokie. Prior to holding a principalship at East Prairie School, Erin worked as the principal at Golf Middle School in Morton Grove. She also has experience as a middle school assistant principal and middle school dean of students.
Renee Urbanski, Executive Director of Second Languages
Renee Urbanski will take over for Cheryl Wolfel as Executive Director of Second Languages. Cheryl is set to retire from the position on July 1. Renee is currently working as the English Learner Achievement Coordinator in Wheaton-Warrenville District 200, a position she has held for the last four years. Prior to this role, she served as an instructional coach and bilingual teacher. Renee holds two master’s degrees, an ELL endorsement, a bilingual (Spanish) endorsement and a general administrative endorsement.
Nicole Milewski, Special Education Coordinator
Nicole Milewski comes to District 15 from Glen Hill School in Glendale Heights where she currently works as Assistant Principal. Prior to her role as AP, she held positions as a kindergarten and preschool teacher.
David Mekheil, Special Education Coordinator
David is currently the Assistant Director of Special Services for Homer Glen School District 33c. Prior to his role in Homer Glen, he worked as Assistant Director of Special Education and Student Service. David worked as a special education teacher before moving into administration.