District 34 Hires Assistant Principal, Student Services Administrator

Following Monday’s Board approval, two familiar faces to Glenview District 34 were approved to fill critical leadership positions within the Westbrook and Glen Grove communities.

Starting July 1, Stefanie Shefler will join the district as the Assistant Principal of Westbrook and Rebecca Brown will join the district as the Student Services Administrator for Westbrook and Glen Grove.

The hiring of these positions follows the departures of the Student Services Coordinator for Early Childhood as well as the Westbrook/Glen Grove Student Services Coordinator. In considering how to best support all students at Westbrook, the district decided to restructure the Student Services Coordinator for Early Childhood into an Assistant Principal role while still hiring to fill the vacated Student Services Coordinator position shared by both buildings.

“We believe this organization will provide the framework and assistance necessary for our Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade students,” said Westbrook Principal Jeannie Sung.

Both of the candidates have a rich history with District 34 as well as strong backgrounds in education. Brown is currently a student services teacher at Pleasant Ridge and recently completed her administrative licensure requirements through a Master’s program in Educational Leadership at Northeastern University. Shefler is currently an assistant principal at a K-6 school in Palatine District 15, but previous to that worked as a 1st grade teacher, kindergarten and early childhood teacher, instructional coach, and a summer school principal in District 34.

To provide further background, Brown has a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Northeastern Illinois University, Master of Arts in Teaching and Leadership from Saint Xavier University and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Bradley University. She also holds a Special Education Learning Behavior Specialist I and an Illinois Professional Educator License with General Administrative Endorsement. Shefler has a Master of Education in Educational Administration from National Louis University and a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She also holds an Illinois Professional Educator License with Early Childhood General and Special Education as well as a General Administrative Endorsement.

“We had a very talented pool of individuals to choose from when hiring for these positions, and I want to thank members of teaching and parent communities who participated in the interviewing process to help inform the hiring of these critical leadership positions. Your feedback, perspectives and thoughtful reflections were greatly appreciated,” said Superintendent Dr. Dane Delli.