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District 54 names new asst. superintendent for teaching and learning

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The Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 school board has appointed Erin Knoll as the district's new assistant superintendent for teaching and learning.

Knoll has been with the district since 2003, working as a reading recovery teacher, literacy coach and teacher prior to her 2007 appointment as director of literacy. She taught in Elgin Area District U-46 for six years before coming to District 54.

"It is truly an honor to be part of such a remarkable district," Knoll said in a district news release. "This appointment means so much because I have the joy of working with amazing staff across the district."

Knoll has a master's degree in curriculum and instruction and a bachelor's degree in education, both from National-Louis University. She is pursuing her doctorate in educational leadership from National-Louis.

Knoll will be replacing Beth Erbach, whose current title is assistant superintendent of student learning. She will be moving to the position of assistant superintendent of district improvement, a position that will be vacated in June 2014 when Karen Hindman retires. These changes are effective July 1, 2014.

Hindman was hired by District 54 in July 2006 as assistant superintendent of special services. She became the assistant superintendent of district improvement in July 2008. Prior to working in District 54 she was an executive director, principal, assistant principal and teacher in Palatine Township Elementary District 15.

"It's bittersweet because we will be losing someone we love, who is part of our family," school board Vice President Charlotte Kegarise said. "But I can't think of anyone more qualified to fill those shoes."

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