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STRENGTH FROM WITHIN: District 2 announces two administrative promotions
Two longtime BSD2 employees will begin serving in new administrative roles next school year.
Missy Baglarz, who has served for the past seven years as W.A. Johnson School Co-Principal, has been named the District’s new Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Director.
Also, Lizzeth Fausto, who has served for the past four years as a Bilingual Consulting Teacher on the District’s Peer Assistance and Review Team, has been named the new Assistant Principal at Tioga School.
“It is always a pleasure to promote from within,” said Dr. Stelter, Superintendent of Schools. “We’re a community of lifelong learners who strive to grow alongside our students, so it is never a surprise when qualified, hard working candidates who already know our systems and staff and our community and culture prove to be the perfect people for the job.”
In this new MTSS Director position, Ms. Baglarz will lead the District-wide integration of the MTSS framework. She will work with building-level administrators, MTSS teams, and individual teachers to help students with academic, behavioral, and/or social-emotional challenges, and she will provide professional development, programming, and resources to help staff increase student achievement.
“Missy’s passion for kiddos and their success has been a key focus over her past seven years as co-principal at Johnson, and is one of the main reasons I am so proud she will be our new MTSS Director,” Dr. Stelter said. “This is an essential position in support of our School Climate Transformation Grant, as she will be leading our work to create a sustained, school-wide multi-tiered behavioral framework, which means her work in this new, high-impact role will benefit every student in our District.”
Ms. Baglarz joined District 2 in 2010, and served for three years as the District’s Instructional Technology Director before becoming a principal at Johnson. She began her career in education in 2001 by serving for three years as a classroom teacher in Indian Springs School District 109, before transitioning into various administrative roles.
Ms. Baglarz holds a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and three master’s degrees: two from the University of Illinois at Chicago -- one in social work and one in education -- and a master’s in arts in education with an administrative endorsement from St. Xavier University.
“Since joining District 2 a decade ago, Liz has established herself as a skilled bilingual educator and a true leader in our teaching community,” said Dr. Stelter. “In returning to Tioga, she is returning home, where she already knows the community so well, and will be an outstanding assistant principal.”
Mrs. Fausto joined District 2 in 2010, and served for six years as a bilingual second-grade teacher at Tioga School before becoming a consulting teacher, where she began evaluating tenured and non-tenured staff. She began her career in education in Addison School District 4, serving as a teacher’s aide and bilingual reading interventionist.
Mrs. Fausto holds a bachelor’s in education and bilingual/bicultural education from Northeastern Illinois University. Earlier this year, Mrs. Fausto earned her administrative endorsement and completed her master’s in educational leadership and administration from Northeastern Illinois University.