Army Trail Parents Want Principal to Stay

By Kadin, Deborah | Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), March 27, 2003 | Go to article overview

Army Trail Parents Want Principal to Stay


Kadin, Deborah, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)


Byline: Deborah Kadin Daily Herald Staff Writer

Some parents in Addison Elementary District 4 are so upset about the latest round of personnel changes in the district that they're planning a friendly demonstration Friday.

The parents and the Bilingual Council of District 4 are opposing the loss of Army Trail Elementary Principal Dave Rolison, who has resigned.

The parents want the district to do whatever it can to keep Rolison at his post, said Juan Ramirez, president of the Bilingual Council of District 4.

"I've been in Addison 10 years. I have three children in the schools," Ramirez said. "This is one of the best principals. He's a really important element for the school."

He's been holding seminars to educate Spanish-speaking parents on how to help their children with lessons, and he listens to parents, he said.

Superintendent Larry Weck suggested Wednesday that the parents talk to Rolison.

"Rolison gave us a letter of resignation. The board accepted it," Weck said.

Rolison's departure after two years at his post is just one of the changes in Addison Elementary District 4.

The school board also Monday promoted Terry Sliva to the post of principal at Indian Trail Junior High School.

Both take effect June 30.

Sliva will take the place of John Langton, who will move on to the central office to become the district's assistant superintendent for administrative services July 1.

Sliva came to the district in 1987 as a counselor for Indian Trail. For the past 13 years she has served as the school's assistant principal.

She is excited about taking the reins at the junior high.

"This is a great school. I love working with the kids," she said. "There are never two days that are the same."

Rolison said he resigned for personal reasons but declined further comment. He came to Addison from Carpentersville School District 300. …

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