CeCe Belue was hired as the new assistant director of student support services for Homewood District 153. She leaves an assistant principal position with District 160 in Country Club Hills to join the District 153 administrative team.
The former Homewood village trustee will start in her new position Aug. 7. Belue has a master’s degree in educational administration from Governors State University and a second master’s degree in elementary education from National Lewis University. She will be working with Melanie Mandisodza, director of student support services for the district.
Belue was among 12 new hires the school board approved at its July 10 meeting. Other appointments were:
- Jesse Jones, custodian.
- Dionne Hayes, library assistant at Churchill School.
- LaDarrah Krogh, sixth grade special education teacher.
- Nicole Veazey, psychologist at Willow School.
- Madeline Butzbach, speech pathologist at Willow.
- Sandra Turner, Pre-K assistant at Willow.
- Sandra Ledesma, special education teacher at Churchill.
- Kattia Soto, health coordinator at Willow.
- Ryan Murff, supervisor at Churchill.
- Eugene Jones, supervisor at Willow.
- Jasmine Allen, supervisor at Churchill.
Superintendent Scott McAlister said due to resignations and other staff changes, several staff members are being reassigned. Jennifer Perkins-Ermshler will be an social/emotional learning teacher at Willow; Patricia DeBoer will be a reading interventionist at Willow; Patricia Callahan will be a permanent substitute at Churchill; Barrett Harmon will be a permanent substitute at Willow.
In other business, the board agreed to a $35,000 contract with WIPFLI to conduct the district’s annual audit, and it approved a contract with Outride, a California nonprofit that is giving the district 30 mountain bikes and helmets for use by James Hart students.