Yorkville School Board accepts high school assistant principal’s resignation

Board approves changing position to year-long associate principal for teaching and learning position

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.

Lucas Robinson

Lucas Robinson covers politics, courts, schools and the pandemic in Kendall County and Yorkville for Shaw Media. His work has previously appeared in the Chicago Reader, the Buenos Aires Times, Open Secrets and USAToday. He grew up in Muncie, Indiana.