AT PERSHING ROAD The Rev. Janette C. Wilson, who was executive director of Operation PUSH before it merged with the Rainbow Coalition, is heading up the Reform Board’s Interfaith Partnership project, working out of the Office of Schools and Regions. … Christine Hoagland, the system’s second budget director in two years, has stepped down and is now a budget advisor to Chief Executive Officer Paul Vallas. CPS Comptroller Andrew Gilchrist is acting budget director. … Karen Swoiskin, an assistant deputy director of user services in the information technology department, has been named treasurer. … Tim Martin has been named operations chief, replacing Ben Reyes, who now heads up the Public Building Commission.
MOVING IN/ON Molly Carroll, assistant director of the Chicago Teachers Union Quest Center, has been named president of the Illinois Association for Year-Round Education and has been reappointed to serve on the board of the National Association for Year-Round Education. … Ted Kimbrough, former Chicago Public Schools superintendent, has been ousted as superintendent of the Sacramento (Calif.) school system; he was hired by a lame-duck board and served eight months of a three-year contract. He departed with $286,529 and 18 months of health benefits. He was Sacramento’s fifth superintendent in four years.
PRINCIPALS Donald Pittman, a teacher at Carver High, has been named interim principal at Marshall High. … Faye Terrell-Perkins, an administrator in the Office of Accountability, has been named interim principal at Tilton Elementary. … Guadalupe Shields, director of the Principal Institute of the Center for School Improvement at the University of Chicago, has been named interim principal at Gale Community Academy. Previously, she was principal of Plamondon Elementary. … Janice Bell Ollarvia, interim principal at Fenger High, has been named principal.
RETIREMENTS The following principals have retired: Genevieve Massey, Caldwell Elementary, after 44 years as a CPS employee; Juanita Tucker, Phillips High, 43 years; and Ellen Jones, Burnham/Anthony Inclusive Academy, 40 years. … Raymond Johnson, Region 6 administrator, has retired after 33 years as a CPS employee.
NEW NAME The Courtenay Special Education Facility has been re-named the Courtenay Language Arts Center.
EARLY CHILDHOOD DOCUMENTARY WTTW Channel ll will rebroadcast “Ten Things Every Child Needs to Know,” a documentary that explores how, from birth, the experiences parents provide their children can influence brain development and, ultimately, enhance children’s lifelong ability to learn. Dates and times: April 23 at 8 p.m. and April 28 at 10 p.m.
SCHOOL FINANCE PRIMER The video and booklet, “What Price Good Education in Illinois,” is available from the League of Women Voters of Chicago for $10. There are quantity discounts on additional booklets. To receive an order form or a list of speakers from the League, call (312) 939-5935, ext. 26.
GOLDEN APPLES Three Chicago public school teachers are among 10 winners of the 1997 Golden Apple Teaching Award. They are: Clare Billingham, a bilingual teacher at Otis Elementary; Elise Mooney, a 3rd-grade teacher at Murray Language Academy; and Terry Morris, a 2nd-grade teacher at Dewey Academy.
TEACHER JOB FAIR The Chicago public schools will hold a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon, April 5 for elementary teachers and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., April 12 for high school teachers. Openings exist for math, science and other specialty areas. Place: Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Van Buren. For more information: (773) 535-7632 or (773) 535-7661.