Four moving into new positions in Danville schools

Four moving into new positions in Danville schools

DANVILLE — The Danville school district almost has its administrative team in place for the upcoming school year.

Board members on Wednesday unanimously approved four appointments:

— Sharon Phillips, South View Middle School principal.

— DeMarko Wright, Danville High School assistant principal and Freshman House administrator.

— Robin Fluno, East Park Elementary School assistant principal.

— And Jessica Bradford, South View Middle School assistant principal.

Phillips will succeed Brenda Yoho, who will become the district's educational supports program director on July 1. Phillips will earn an annual salary of $84,000.

An educator for almost 24 years, Phillips has been a Danville High assistant principal since 2006, and she became administrator of the Freshman House when that program was established in 2008. Prior to that, she served as a high school dean, high school English teacher and North Ridge language arts and math teacher.

Wright has been the Garfield Elementary School principal since 2008. His annual salary will remain at $76,761.

Wright started his career as a fifth-grade teacher at East Park in 2004. He then served as an administrative assistant at Meade Park Elementary School and as interim principal at Northeast Elementary Magnet School before moving to Garfield.

Fluno has served as South View's assistant principal since 2009, and Bradford has been East Park's assistant principal since 2011. The two are switching jobs. Bradford will earn an annual salary of $66,000, and Fluno's salary will remain at $74,243.

Prior to becoming an administrator, Fluno taught fifth grade at Meade Park for four years and worked as a Title 1 reading coordinator for a year.

Bradford worked for three years as a special education teacher at the Regional Education Alternative for Developing Youth Program in Champaign, the Champaign-Ford Regional Office of Education's safe schools program and later spent two years there as a dean. In between, she worked as a special education teacher at Urbana High School.

All four will step into their new positions on July 1.

The only administrative post that must still be filled is Garfield principal.

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