New Trier grad named new assistant principal of The Skokie School
Kelly Tess was named the new assistant principal of The Skokie School in Winnetka. | PROVIDED
Updated: March 26, 2013 12:54PM
WINNETKA — The Winnetka Public Schools District 36 school board has named New Trier High School graduate Kelly Tess as the new assistant principal of The Skokie School.
Tess will take on her new role July 1 and current Skokie School Assistant Principal Alison Hawley will become the district’s director of curriculum.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Skokie School team,” Tess said in a district press release. “As a graduate of New Trier High School I look forward to working with students, families, staff and community members in my new role as assistant principal.”
Currently, she is an assistant principal at Carpenter Elementary School and Franklin Elementary School in Park Ridge-Niles School District 64.
Prior to joining District 64, Tess was a teacher in West Northfield District 31 where she taught sixth grade humanities at Field Middle School in Northbrook. Before that she taught fourth grade at Winkelman Elementary School in Glenview and Fort Rucker Elementary School in Alabama.
Tess earned a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. She received her master’s degree in educational leadership and Type 75 Certification from Concordia University in 2012. Her master’s of education and middle school endorsement are from DePaul University.
“(Tess) is a bright, energetic and articulate educator with a proven record of strong student, parent and community success,” District 36 Superintendent Thomas Hagerman said in the district release. “She was the clear choice for the parents, staff and administrators who served on the interview committee. She will be a tremendous asset to both The Skokie School and the district.”
According to the district, nearly 200 applications were received for the position.