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District 153 names next principal of Churchill School

At a recent special meeting, the District 153 Board of Education approved the appointment of Tara Peacock as Churchill School’s next principal. She will start July 1.

Peacock with replace Principal Sara Schnoor, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities. 

Tara Peacock

“Tara has a strong passion for her work and is known for building great relationships with students, staff and parents,” Superintendent Scott McAlister said.  “She was the overwhelming choice among all three of the committees — parents, staff, and administrators/board members — who interviewed our final candidates for the job.” 

Peacock, currently an assistant principal at Flossmoor’s Parker Junior High School, started her career in education at Churchill School as a student teacher.  Since 2000, she has been with School District 161, teaching grades five and six before her appointment as assistant principal in 2019.  

She is also a resident of Homewood with two sons who went through District 153 schools. 

“I’m excited to start this new chapter in the place that started it all for me as an educator.  Homewood has a tradition of educational excellence. As a Homewood resident myself, I share the community’s hopes and high expectations for its children,” Peacock said. “I am eager to start working with parents and staff to ensure Churchill is a warm, welcoming and successful place to learn.” 

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