Lindblom’s Mather named first Golden Apple principal

As far as history teacher John Silva knows, Lindblom Principal Alan Mather has only cried twice at the school.

The first time was at the graduation of the class that was with him when he reopened the school in 2005, two years after CPS closed it because of low achievement and other problems. Under Renaissance 2010, Mather re-opened Lindblom with one class of freshmen. “It was a very special group,” Silva says. “They had a tight relationship.”

Comings and Goings: New principals, OPPY Award

Here’s a roundup of principal contracts announced in November:  Nathan Manaen, Ravenswood, formerly an instructional support leader in the Pilsen-Little Village Network;  James  McNealey, Nicholson, former principal at Delano; Kelly Mest, Northside College Prep, previously an assistant principal at Lindblom High, Nicole Monroe, Tanner, previously principal at Sexton; and Rituparna Raichoudhuri, Wells High School, formerly an interim principal at Wells High.