Assistant Principal Oscar Suarez has announced that he will leave Culver School at the end of this school year to take a job as principal in another district.
Suarez has devoted 12 years to Culver—five as a math and Spanish teacher, and the last seven as assistant principal. As of July 1, he will become principal of Park View Elementary School in Lombard District 44.
In a letter to parents, Suarez wrote, “While the opportunity to lead my own school is an amazing professional opportunity, leaving Culver School is far from a simple decision. The past 12 years have been some of the most rewarding of my career. Walking the halls alongside dedicated teachers, witnessing the growth of our students, and partnering with you has been an immense privilege.”
He added, “I am excited to embark on this new chapter, but my heart will always hold a special place for Culver School. I will follow Culver’s accomplishments with immense pride. Thank you for entrusting me with the privilege of serving you and your exceptional students. I will miss this amazing community, but I am confident that the future of Culver School is bright and beautiful.”
District 71 Supt. John Kosirog said, “While we at Culver will deeply miss Mr. Suarez's leadership and unwavering dedication to our students and staff, we can't help but feel immense pride as he takes on this exciting new role. His many contributions, particularly his collaboration with staff in revamping our math curriculum and providing vision for our Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), have left a lasting impact.
“At the heart of Oscar's work as an educator has always been a profound love for students and a passion for nurturing their individual strengths. We have no doubt that he will continue to make a positive impact wherever his journey takes him, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
Kosirog said the district will start a search for Suarez’s replacement in March.