Tonight the Round Lake Area District 116 School Board selected Dr. Constance Collins as the new Superintendent of Schools. She was one of three finalists being considered for the position. Ben Martindale, whose term as CEO expires in June said that Collins would take over July 1st.
This leaves Oak Park School District 97 looking for a new top administrator with very little time for the selection process since her upcoming departure was one year short of her three contract. At least the District was aware of her applying for the District 116 job so they did have some early notice. District 97 anticipates using a professional search company like District 116 did since they have their hands full dealing with a possible tax hike referendum next April.
Welcome to Round Lake, Dr. Collins. We wish you nothing but the best.