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D233 board names Stovall, Dore to director positions 

At the June 20 District 233 school board meeting, Hope Stovall was named director of Career Pathways and Workforce Development and David Dore was promoted to director of Special Education at Homewood-Flossmoor High School.

Hope Stovall

Stovall will lead the Career and Technical Education program (CTE) serving business, culinary, shop classes and Project Lead the Way, and she will be giving direction to workforce development pathways. 

In a prepared release, H-F said Stovall will be assessing the curriculum so that it meets “Illinois State Board of Education standard-aligned learning experiences to prepare students for future careers.” She also will be developing a network of industry and workforce partnerships to support her initiatives.

The Matteson resident started in education as a business teacher in Rich Township District 227. She helped grow and develop dual credit and student certifications in CTE and expanding work-based opportunities while at Bloom Township District 206, Rich Township District 227 and Evanston Township District 202. 

She has a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University, a master’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas and a master’s degree from Chicago State University, an education specialist degree from Northern Illinois University, and a Type 75 school leadership certification from Concordia University.

David Dore

Dore was named director of Special Education following the resignation of Angela Taylor who is relocating to Ohio. Dore has been serving as chairman of the H-F Special Education Department since 2022. The district said Dore will be “providing leadership for the big picture special education programming needs, including curriculum visioning and development, program direction, professional development and legal compliance and procedures.”

Dore is credited with helping H-F become involved in Special Olympics in 2006. Since 2012, H-F has become a model school for unified sports teams made up of special education and general population students. H-F has twice been recognized as a National Unified Champion Banner School by Special Olympics Illinois.

Dore was a teacher at H-F for 15 years. He left in 2020 to become director of special education for Norridge School District, serving for two years before returning to H-F.  He has a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University, a director of special education endorsement from Lewis University, a master’s degree from Olivet Nazarene University and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Superintendent’s bonus
The board approved a $10,000 bonus for Superintendent Scott Wakeley. Bonuses for others on the administrative team were approved at the May meeting.

Board President Gerald Pauling told Wakeley: “This was a good first year, given the amount of work you had to do; a lot of heavy lifting not only with the (proposed) science center and other challenging issues. You did a lot of hard work and the board … was very pleased with the work you did for the district and the work of the team you’ve assembled.”

Security equipment 
The board approved a three-year $243,495 contract with Avigilon Alta Video Surveillance System. Steve Richardson, director of the information technology, said the cloud-based system gives live and recorded video to any authorized online smartphone, tablet or computer with a browser. The cameras have advanced imaging technologies, such as high-resolution sensors and intelligent image processing for superior image clarity. 

H-F recently updated its door locking system. Richardson said this is another step in integrating security. Avigilon is a system H-F will be able to build upon, and it offers easy access to information from outside and within the school’s buildings and for police and fire. 

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