The District 202 Board of Education approved appointing five new assistant principals for next school year, at its regular meeting on May 27.
Jonathan Puklin will serve as an assistant principal at Plainfield High School – Central Campus. He will replace Mary Boyd in the position. Boyd accepted a position in another district earlier this winter.
Puklin comes to District 202 from Central High School in Burlington, Illinois, where he has been assistant principal since 2010.
He started his education career in 1998 as an assistant athletic director for four years at Streamwood High School, and then served as dean of students for five years, also at Streamwood High School.
In 2007, he moved to Plum Grove Junior High School for two years as assistant principal, then to Central High School in 2009 for a year as dean of students.
The Board also approved appointing current Heritage Grove Middle School 7th grade teacher Anthony Pape as the school’s new assistant principal. He will replace Marc Campbell, who has accepted a position with another district. Pape has been teaching in District 202 for eight years.
The Board also approved appointing Lakewood Falls Elementary School fifth grade teacherVicky Foster as the school’s new assistant principal.
Foster, who has been teaching in District 202 for 12 years will replace Tyler Broders, who has accepted a new position in another district.
Eichelberger Elementary School special education teacher Kyle Harej will be the new assistant principal at River View Elementary School.
Harej will replace Megan Calleros, who has accepted a position in another district. He started his education career in 2008 as a 4th and 5th grade special education teacher at Meadow View Elementary. Harej has taught at Eichelberger since 2010.
Finally, the Board approved appointing Vicki Lilas as the new assistant principal at Grand Prairie Elementary School.
Lilas has been serving as the Interim Assistant Principal at Grand Prairie since late winter, filling in for outgoing assistant principal Molly Wepprecht while she was on leave. Wepprecht has accepted a position in another district.
Lilas started her education career in 2007 as a physical education and health teacher at Freedom Elementary School.