RCS introduces special ed co-directors

RANTOUL — Following the recent resignation of Barb Moore, director of special education at Rantoul City Schools, the district introduced Moore’s temporary replacements at its monthly meeting Dec. 20.

Donna Oakes-Novak and Dr. Margie Jobe were announced as interim special education co-directors.

Oakes-Novak has experience as a special education teacher, an assistant principal and a special education director. Since her retirement, Oakes-Novak has worked as a substitute principal and consulted with agencies and school districts.

Jobe has been an educator for more than 30 years with experience in general education, special education and administration. She was a principal and then the special education director for Champaign Unit 4. Since her retirement, Jobe has been a consultant for the Regional Office of Education and for the Illinois State Board of Education.

The pair replace Moore, who announced at the RCS board’s November meeting that she had been offered the position of director of special education for the Illinois State Board of Education.

“We are so honored to have two amazing, incredibly experienced co-directors supporting us through the remainder of the school year,” RCS Superintendent Michelle Ramage said.

Source: RCS introduces special ed co-directors | Rantoul Press

Jimmy Kilpatrick, a national recognized professional special education advocate since 1994.

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