Interim principal Carlos Mendez will formally take over as principal of Dr. Bessie Rhodes Magnet School.
Wednesday, March 20
The following is a release from Evanston-Skokie School District 65: On Monday, March 18, the District 65 Board of Education formalized the appointment of Carlos Mendez as the principal for Dr. Bessie Rhodes Magnet School. Mr. Mendez has been serving as interim principal since the beginning of the school year. “During his initial year at the school, Mr. Mendez has embraced parents, teachers and students as an instructional leader and advocate for the school,” said Superintendent Hardy Murphy. Mr. Mendez is a highly motivated and skilled educational professional with more than a decade of experience in the field of education. Before accepting the interim principal position at Dr. Bessie Rhodes, Mr. Mendez was part of the District 65 team…
A parent at Dr. Bessie Rhodes Magnet School says the K-8th grade school is sorely in need of an assistant principal to provide consistent leadership.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Dear Editor, I am writing to bring to the attention of the attention of our community to the fact that Dr. Bessie Rhodes Magnet School (scholastically a leading school in the district) is struggling to provide consistency of leadership that if continued will result in a district wide failure of decreasing the magnetic attraction and enrollment balancing function the school provides. The school does not have an Assistant Principal and it is sorely needed. What many Evanston/Skokie residents may not understand is that families who choose to attend Rhodes Magnet school frequently do so for the consistency of a K-8th grade education and global focus but this is at the expense of not having science labs, locker rooms, fully rostered sports …