School administrative changes coming July 1

Some Kane Area School District administrators will be switching buildings and duties under a staff realignment plan that goes into effect July 1.Dr. Maryann Anderson, superintendent of the school district, conceived the plan, which she said would “re-energize the professional staff.”She said Monday that the nine-member school board has endorsed her plan following discussions at private meetings on personnel issues.“Changes are good,” Anderson said, “and they will help us move forward to keep our district in a good position.”Here is a summary of the changes:*Jeff Kepler will leave his job as high school principal to become the first “assistant to the superintendent in charge of instruction.” The school board acted in April to approve the title and job description for this new position.Kepler is a former Kane Middle School principal.*Todd Stanko will leave his current job as head of student services, including special education, to become the new “lead” principal at Kane High School. He is a former assistant high school principal in Kane.*Natalie Miller-Martini will become the new “co-principal” at the high school. She currently serves the principal in charge of curriculum and federal and state programs. Many of the duties associated with this position will be shifted to the “assistant to the superintendent.”Anderson said this would be Miller-Martini’s first assignment as a building principal.See full article by purchasing the May 8 edition of The Kane Republican.