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Three new administrative hires approved by Board

May 9, 2019

At its May 8 meeting, the Board of Education approved the hire of three new administrators: 

Rocio Fischer

Assistant Director of Second Languages

Mrs. Rocio Fischer comes to District 15 from West Chicago School District 33 where she is presently the Director of Second Language Learners. She has a robust background in education, having previously served as the principal of a foreign language school in China and a middle school assistant principal. She holds an undergraduate degree in urban education and a master’s degree in educational leadership.

Amber Danielczyk
Assistant Principal at Jane Addams Elementary School

Mrs. Danielczyk will take over as assistant principal at Jane Addams school July 1 when current AP Risa Cohen returns to the Department of Instruction as a curriculum coordinator. 

Mrs. Danielczyk has a long history with District 15. She has served as an elementary school teacher in the district since 1999, currently working at Frank C. Whiteley Elementary School. Amber is viewed as a mentor and an instructional leader among teachers in her building, she is also a member of the crisis, school improvement and Positive Behavior Systems team at Whiteley. Mrs. Danielczyk holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, a master’s degree in teaching and leadership and a second master’s degree in educational leadership.

Angela Gallegos
Assistant Principal at Frank C. Whiteley Elementary School

Ms. Gallegos will replace Mr. Dustin Berman as the assistant principal at Whiteley school beginning July 1, when Mr. Berman starts a new role in the District 15 student services department.

Angela comes to us from nearby Schaumburg District 54 where she is currently a bilingual speech/language pathologist. Prior to working in District 54, she served in the same capacity in Wheeling District 21. Mrs. Gallegos is certified in several areas including English as a Second Language for Special Education. She earned a bachelor degree in psychology and Spanish, a master’s degree in speech and language pathology and a second master’s degree in instructional leadership.

Congratulations to our new administrators!