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New Administrative Hires - May 9, 2019

New Administrative Hires - May 9, 2019

Press Release (PDF)

On May 9, the Grayslake Community High School District 127 Board of Education approved the employment contracts for three new members of the administrative team.

Danielle Carter is hired as the new Director of Human Resources to replace Renee Zoladz. Zoladz is leaving Grayslake to lead the Human Resources Department at New Trier Township High School District 203. Danielle Carter is coming to Grayslake from the Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization (NSSEO) where she has served as the Director of Human Resources and Communication for the past two years. Prior to her work at NSSEO, Carter was employed by the Northern Suburban Special Education District as a teacher, program supervisor and program administrator.

Dawn Deacon is hired to replace Kate Wicklander as the Special Education Department Chair at Grayslake North High School. Ms. Deacon has served the students at Grayslake North as the school psychologist since 2009. Dawn brings with her a vast knowledge of special education experience and has already established relationships with staff, students and parents. Although she loves her work as the school psychologist, she is excited for this promotion and the opportunity to join the District 127 leadership team.

Adrijana Bisevac is hired to replace Chris Kubic as the Social Studies Department Chair at Grayslake North High School. Kubic is leaving Grayslake to take on a Principal position at New Tech High School in Zion. Adrijana Bisevac has served Grayslake Central High School as a US History teacher since 2007. During that time, she has distinguished herself as an outstanding educator and has been recognized as the VFW Teacher of the Year. She is very active in the Grayslake community, coordinates a monthly student recognition program with the Exchange Club, and serves on the Grayslake Historical Society Executive Board.

Dr. Mikkel Storaasli, Superintendent of Schools, welcomed the three new administrators and said, “I am excited to have these remarkable women join our Grayslake administrative team. They all stood out as exceptional leaders throughout the interview process and they share our commitment to improving student achievement and expanding opportunities for the students and staff members in our district.”