School Board announces Maras as new KHS principal
by Mary Parrilli
KANELAND—Kaneland High School officially has a new principal.
The Kaneland School Board on Monday introduced Jill Maras as the new KHS principal.
Maras is no stranger to KHS, having served there in various roles during the past 10 years—most recently as its assistant principal for curriculum and instruction. She’s also served as a special education teacher as well as an administrative role as a special education coordinator.
Maras was selected from a pool of 38 candidates for the principal position, which was previously held by Chip Hickman. Hickman will become Rockford School District’s assistant superintendent on July 1.
“We are absolutely thrilled that Mrs. Maras will be the new Kaneland High School principal,” Kaneland Superintendent Jeff Schuler said.
The School Board also introduced Paul Mayer, who is the new assistant principal of John Shields and McDole Elementary schools after serving as a Career Tech Ed teacher at Kaneland High School the past six years.
“Again, we are pleased as can be to welcome Mr. Mayer to our administrative team,” Schuler said.
Prior to announcement of Kaneland’s new additions, School Board and administration held a moment of silence to recognize the recent loss of Kaneland Harter Middle School student Caitlyn Phillips.