On April 17, District 96 Superintendent Julie Schmidt recommended and the Kildeer Countryside Elementary District 96 board of education approved the appointment of Andrew Fenton as assistant principal of Twin Groves Middle School, beginning in the 2012-13 school year. He succeeds Amy Gluck, who will become Ivy Hall School principal on Aug. 1. Gluck will fill the vacancy created when Principal Jennifer Brown moved out of state with her husband.
With almost a decade of experience as an educator, Fenton was selected from among highly qualified and experienced candidates. He brings a reputation for reliability, strong interpersonal and tech skills, and an enviable ability to connect with students and staff. He earned a master's degree in school leadership in 2009 from Concordia University and his undergraduate degree from Lake Forest College in 2003.
Currently Fenton is in his second year as assistant principal at W.J. Murphy School in Round Lake Area Unit District 116. Before that, he taught 7th grade language arts at Field Middle School in West Northfield District 31 in Northbrook, and prior to that, taught 7th grade social studies, language arts, reading, and science at the Chicago International Charter School -- West Belden Campus.
His experience has given him many opportunities to coordinate student and community activities as well as professional development programs. Twin Groves Principal Heather Friziellie looks forward to working with him, and said, "Mr. Fenton's knowledge regarding Common Core Standards and his strong literacy background are assets that will certainly benefit our students and teachers. His positive attitude and enthusiasm also make him a great fit for Twin Groves Middle School."
Mr. Fenton will assume his responsibilities as Twin Groves Middle School assistant principal on Aug. 1.