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Plainfield elementary school gets a new principal

Current Central Elementary School assistant principal, Jennifer Hennegan, to replace retiring Linda DiLeo

Current Central Elementary School Assistant Principal Dr. Jennifer Hennegan will be the school’s new principal for the 2018 to 2019 school year.
Current Central Elementary School Assistant Principal Dr. Jennifer Hennegan will be the school’s new principal for the 2018 to 2019 school year.

PLAINFIELD – Central Elementary School in Plainfield will be getting a new principal for its 2018-19 school year – Jennifer Hennegan.

Hennegan has been the school’s assistant principal since 2014 and will replace Linda DiLeo, who is retiring in June, according to a news release from Plainfield District 202.

“I look forward to leading and learning with the students, families and staff as we continue to link Central traditions with new ideas to create opportunities for all students to learn and grow,” Hennegan said.

As assistant principal, Hennegan earned $70,846 annually. She will make $93,989 as principal, said Tom Hernandez, Plainfield District 202 community relations director.

Hennegan started her education career in 2005, as a fifth-grade teacher at Charles Reed Elementary School, serving there for seven years, including four months as the interim assistant principal in 2012, the release stated.

She then worked for a year as a fifth-grade teacher at Central Elementary before being named the assistant principal at Bednarcik Junior High School in Aurora. Hennegan returned to District 202 in 2014 in her current position.

Scott Fink, District 202’s director for elementary administration and personnel, praised the positive relationships Hennegan has built at Central Elementary.

“Her knowledge of the school and its vision for success will do well to continue Central’s many accomplishments and vision for success,” Fink said.

DiLeo has worked for 33 years as a teacher and administrator in District 202, including the last 17 as Central’s principal.

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