Three veteran educators were recently promoted into top administrator roles within Joliet Public Schools District 86, the fourth largest elementary school district in the state of Illinois, according to a news release from District 86.
For 11 years, John Armstrong served as the director of technology. But on July 1, Armstrong became chief officer for technology and innovation Armstrong has served District 86 for 28 years and is entering his 34th year in education, the release said.
Tanisha Cannon is District 86′s new chief equity officer. Cannon was also recently certified as a diversity professional from the Institute for Diversity Certification. Cannon had previously worked at District 86 as deputy superintendent and the assistant superintendent of equity and student services, the release said.
Eleise Medina is now the new principal at Isaac Singleton Elementary School in Joliet. For the last three years, Medina had served as an assistant principal, most recently at Washington Junior High School. Medina joined Joliet District 86 in 2013 as a bilingual special education teacher. She was later promoted to a student services coordinator, the release said.
About Joliet Public Schools District 86
Joliet Public Schools District 86 was chartered in 1857, covers more than 26 square miles in Joliet and serves more than 11,000 students, according to its website.
In addition to its 15 elementary schools and four junior high schools, District 86 includes one each of the following: early childhood center, alternative school, building support services building and administrative center.
For more information, visit joliet86.org.