Stan Fields, former Berwyn South School District 100 superintendent, resigned on Jan. 27 after accepting the position of president at Morton College. He will begin his new job on Feb. 8, according to the District.
Board of Education president, Robert Pauly, reflects on Fields’ tenure as the superintendent. “Stan was a change agent and visionary. Through DACCE (District Advisory Committee for Education Excellence), Stan led the implementation of a number of progressive initiatives, including expanded preschool, full-day kindergarten, lower class sizes, co-teaching model, which is the integration of special education students into regular classrooms, expanded Parent University, 1:1 technology and reduction in administrative spending of $1.2 million,” says Pauly.
“I am humbled and excited by this appointment,” says Fields after receiving the vote. “I look forward to doing my part to take Morton College to even greater heights in academic success.” Fields was selected from among four finalists from a pool of dozens of highly-qualified candidates, says Morton College Board of Trustee president Anthony Martinucci.
Mary Havis, principal at Irving Elementary School, will serve as the District’s interim superintendent for the time being. Bill Davini, assistant principal at Irving, will now serve as the elementary school’s principal.