The Valley View School District 365U Board of Education has approved the selection of Nicole Counihan to the position of director for pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade math and science.
She succeeds Jill Tsoukalas, who was recently promoted to executive director for education services for for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.
Counihan comes to VVSD after serving as an assistant principal in Maercker School District 60, where she has worked since 2017.
Counihan began her career in education as an elementary school teacher in 2005 in Forest Ridge School District 142. In 2014, Counihan joined Woodridge School District 68 as an instructional coach before moving to School District 60 in 2017.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree in education/elementary education from Illinois State University in 2003. She received a Master of Education in school leadership/curriculum and instruction from Olivet Nazarene University in 2012.