District 181 names veteran staffers to new positions of leadership

The Community Consolidated School District 181 Board last week appointed two new leaders to staff.

At its July 5 meeting, the board appointed Kristin Reingruber as director of assessment, instruction & evaluation.

Reingruber brings more than 22 years of experience in education, most recently as principal at Monroe School. She holds a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Loyola University and also a master’s in educational leadership from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

“I am excited to continue my work with the talented team in D181 to make a difference in the lives of our students,” said Reingruber in a press release. “I believe that assessment, instruction, and evaluation are essential tools for ensuring that all students are learning and achieving at high levels. I am committed to using these tools to help D181 continue to provide premier education experiences for all our students.”

Additionally, Erin Eder was chosen to replace Reingruber as principal of Monroe.

Eder has worked in the district for 11 years, most recently as pupil service administrator for the past two years and prior to that a school psychologist for nine years.

She holds a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and educational specialist degrees in school psychology and educational leadership from National-Louis University.

“I am excited to continue to serve the Monroe School community. We have an exceptional staff that builds strong relationships with our students and families and advocates to meet the needs of all learners,” Eder stated in the release. “I believe that Monroe is a special place where students can thrive, and I am committed to continuing the school’s tradition of excellence.”

Superintendent Hector Garcia praised the hires.

“They both are experienced educators and highly respected leaders who will continue to be valuable assets to our district,” Garcia said in the release.