The Board of Education approved the hiring of Faith Rivera as the next Principal of Frank C. Whiteley Elementary School at its March 13 meeting. Mrs. Rivera will take over for Mr. Michael Scaletta, who will be working as the Assistant Director of Special Education for high incidence programs within the Student Services Department next year.
Mrs. Rivera was selected as the preferred candidate after a multi-step interview process conducted by District 15 administration as well as Frank C. Whiteley staff and parents. She is a seasoned leader who comes to us with 15 years of experience as a principal. Mrs. Rivera is very familiar with District 15, having served as the principal of Virginia Lake Elementary School from 2004 - 2010. For the last nine years, she has been a building leader in neighboring Schaumburg District 54.
As a school administrator, Mrs. Rivera has worked to collaborate with staff to form strong professional learning communities, create learning environments that honor cultural as well as academic diversity, and set high expectations for rigorous outcomes. She begins work at Whiteley School July 1.