A new principal has been appointed to South Elementary School in Des Plaines.
Amy Garcia Cengel, currently a Des Plaines Elementary School District 62 instructional coach, will begin her new position July 1. Her promotion was confirmed Monday by the school board.
Cengel will replace Michelle Flores, who resigned to move to the St. Louis area.
Cengel started teaching in District 62 at Chippewa Middle School in 2006. She was named an instructional coach in 2012. She began her career as a middle school social studies and science teacher at Perspectives Charter School in Chicago.