Scenes from Holiday Lights 2016

  Homewood District 153 Superintendent Dale  Mitchell, center, congratulates Melanie Mandisodza,  director of student services, and Scott McAlister,  principal at James Hart School, on their academic  accomplishments. (Photo by Marilyn Thomas/  H-F Chronicle) 

They work in Homewood schools by day. But for months, they were students themselves. 

At its February meeting, the District 153 school board announced James Hart School Principal Scott McAlister had earned his superintendent’s certificate, and Melanie Mandisodza achieved the state approved special education director certificate.

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