Two schools in Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 will have new principals next year, Superintendent Sarah Jerome announced Friday.
Akemi Sessler will lead Dryden School, and Piper Boston will be principal of Ivy Hill.
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Sessler comes to District 25 from Westchester School District 92½, where she was also a principal for five years. Her 15 years' experience as an elementary teacher was in Westmont, Des Plaines and Brookfield.
Sessler has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Illinois and was a student teacher under Mary Stitt at Olive-Mary Stitt School in Arlington Heights. She has been active on the governing boards of the Illinois Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development and the Midwest Principals Center.
Sessler replaces Robert Jares, who is retiring after 15 years with the district.
Boston has served Arlington Heights School District 25 as an assistant principal at Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School for one year and South Middle School for two years.
Before that, Boston worked in the areas of curriculum instruction and student learning in the district as teacher on assignment for two years. She has also served as a teacher at Thomas Middle School and in Mundelein School District 75; Waterford, Wis.; and New Zealand.
Boston has a bachelor's degree from Iowa State University and a master's degree from Concordia University. She is a doctoral candidate at Argosy University.
Boston replaces Kristy Csensich, who has served five years in District 25 and will be a school administrator in Lima, Peru.