The Hawthorn District 73 board of education on Friday approved the contract of James Tohme as the new principal for Hawthorn School of Dual Language. Thome will begin his role on July 1 replacing Jim Kallieris, who has taken a position in North Shore District 112. Tohme served as an elementary school principal for both a Dual Language program as well as a traditional school in Schaumburg District 54. Over his past 10 years in Schaumburg, he has been instrumental in leading two underperforming schools to subsequently achieve Adequate Yearly Progress as mandated by the federal No Child Left Behind legislation, according to District 73. Tohme also spent 11 years in Carpentersville District 300 where he served as a teacher, assistant principal and principal."It is great to be part of a school where the goal is for all students to become bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish as well as have a growing appreciation for different cultures," Tohme said in a statement. He has a bachelor's degree from Judson University and his master's and doctorate degrees in Educational Leadership from Aurora University.
updated: 5/24/2013 5:50 PM
New principal in District 73
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