D300 names new HR chief, Perry principal
By Emily McFarlan firstname.lastname@example.org June 12, 2012 4:06PM
Updated: July 14, 2012 6:13AM
Community Unit School District 300 has appointed two new administrators, although only one of them is new to the Carpentersville-area district.
Human resources chief legal counsel Colleen O’Keefe said Eberto Mora, appointed director of human resources, has been part of “the D300 team” for about 14 years.
“I have had the pleasure and opportunity to work with Eberto for six years now … and Eberto is very ready to accept this challenge,” O’Keefe said.
Mora started as a student teacher in 1998 at Dundee-Crown High School in Carpentersville, according to District 300. He later became a bilingual teacher in the school’s English as a Second Language program, its dean of students and assistant principal. He has been associate principal since 2009 at Dundee-Crown.
Mora earned his bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and his master’s in education from Aurora University, according to the district.
He and O’Keefe will share the responsibilities left by former Director of Human Resources John Light, part of a structural shift within the district’s central office. The HR chief legal council was hired by the district in May.
District 300 also named Laureano Ortiz-Sanchez principal of Perry Elementary School in Carpentersville.
The new principal is a “self-starter and friendly but firm” and was the “clear choice of a pool of more than 40 candidates,” said Shelley Nacke, assistant superintendent for teaching & learning for educational services
Ortiz-Sanchez is assistant principal of Barbour Language Academy in Rockford, according to District 300. He also has been assistant principal of West Middle School and a dual language kindergarten and first-grade teacher in Rockford Public Schools. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Carthage College in Wisconsin and his master’s from National Louis University.
Ortiz-Sanchez will replace Craig Zieleniewski, who was named principal of Gilberts Elementary School last month.
Mora and Ortiz-Sanchez will take on their new positions July 1. Mora will earn an annual salary of $108,918, and Ortiz-Sanchez, $88,509.