The Yorkville School District Board of Education accepted the resignation of Amy Murillo, assistant principal at Yorkville High School, during a meeting Monday night, Feb. 22.
After accepting Murillo’s resignation, who is leaving her post for an opportunity outside of the district, board members unanimously approved changing the 10-month assistant principal position to a 12-month position for an associate principal for teaching and learning.
With another associate principal’s contract ending within a year, Superintendent Tim Shimp said Yorkville High School Principal David Travis wanted to introduce the new position to bolster the school’s leadership in the long term.
“There’s a lot of changes coming at the high school, so I know David’s giving a lot of thought to this position as well as anticipating what’s to come a year from now,” Shimp said.
In other Yorkville school personnel news, the board approved the hiring of Jonna Brandt for a third grade teacher position at Bristol Bay Elementary School, and Katelyn Klodnicki for a school social worker post at Yorkville Middle School.