Resignation agreement details between Glenbrook South principal, District 225 released

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Updated 7/28/2021 7:01 PM

The July 6 negotiated resignation agreement between former Glenbrook South High School Principal Lauren Fagel and the Glenbrook High Schools District 225 school board includes a payment of $53,469.96, according to information made public through a Freedom of Information request.

The payments, to be made in equal installments, were an amount equal to three months of Fagel's 2021-22 school year salary, the resignation agreement stated.


Fagel also will be paid for 20 days of unused and accrued vacation days, the document said. The school board also will credit Fagel with 74.25 unused and uncompensated sick leave days.

The board agreed not to contest any claim for unemployment by the former principal.

The document went on to say Fagel would receive a "neutral letter of reference," and that she would be unable to reapply for employment with the board. She also waived rights to sue or to disparage the board -- an agreement reciprocated by the board, its members, and Superintendent Charles Johns.

Fagel signed the resignation agreement July 5, followed the next day by District 225 board President Bruce Doughty.

The board approved the agreement at a special meeting the morning of July 6. There was no reason given during open session for the departure of Fagel, Glenbrook South's principal since July 2015.

In an email to the Daily Herald that night, Fagel said: "It was one of the greatest honors of my lifetime to serve as principal of Glenbrook South High School.

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"I adored the students and staff, and I found tremendous joy in supporting their work and growth. I wish them all the best as they continue to move forward in ensuring that GBS is a safe, welcoming, equitable, and inclusive school community for all. All means all."

Rosanne Williamson, the district's assistant superintendent for Educational Services, will be the interim leader at Glenbrook South while the district works with a search firm to find a permanent replacement for Fagel.

Williamson has held her current position since 2009 and previously was associate principal for curriculum and instruction at Glenbrook North from 2003-09.

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