After more than ten years at the head of Lincoln School, Principal Chris McDermott announced this week that she would retire at the end of October.
“Ms. McDermott has been an integral part of the Lincoln School family, and all of us will miss her,” District 65 Supt. Hardy Murphy said in a release from the district.
The district’s bilingual curriculum coordinator, Concepción Calderón, will begin working at Lincoln School part time this October and step in as interim principal in November, according to the release. Calderón worked in various different positions at Rodolfo Lozano Bilingual Center in Chicago for eight years prior to her employment with District 65. During a transition period at that school, she also served as assistant principal.
A committee formed of teachers, a union representative, parents and administrators will begin a nationwide search for a new principal next spring.