New Dist. 4 administrators:
Addison School District 4 board members have picked Omar Castillo to become the district's assistant superintendent for teaching and learning. And Donna Haney will become the new principal of Army Trail School. Both start in their posts the first week in August. Castillo's position is a new and combines the functions of two previous posts: assistant superintendent for curriculum and director of educational technology. Castillo comes from Valley View School District 365U in Romeoville, where he has served as middle school assistant principal and as principal during the past nine years. Haney has worked in Community Consolidated School District 93 in Carol Stream for the past 10 years, serving as a first grade reading teacher and, most recently, as assistant principal at Western Trails Elementary.
Wheaton names new finance director:
A longtime Wheaton employee has been chosen to become the city's next finance director.
Robert Lehnhardt had been serving as Wheaton's acting director of finance since the departure of former Finance Director Mark Horton in December 2009. City Manager Donald Rose announced Lehnhardt's promotion on Wednesday. Previously, Lehnhardt had been the assistant director of finance since November 1998. During that time, he was involved in the daily operations of the finance department and the supervision of its eight-person staff. Before joining the Wheaton staff, Lehnhardt worked for five years with Northbrook as an accountant and as chief accountant.
Stay clear of retention ponds:
Naperville officials are reminding residents to stay clear of retention ponds and other bodies of water. Parents should caution their children about the dangers of playing in or near retention ponds and other waterways, officials said. The Naperville area has experienced a significant amount of rain the past week, resulting in a high level of water in area rivers and ponds.