An administrator with an extensive background in early childhood education has been named Principal of the Valley View Early Childhood Center for the 2014-15 school year.
Jacci Brown, who is currently principal of the Cherry Hill Early Childhood Center in New Lenox School District 122, will succeed Donna Nylander, who is retiring at the end of the current school year.
Brown has been with District 122 since 2008, serving as early childhood coordinator and assistant principal for four years before becoming principal, according to Valley View. Prior to that, she was coordinator for the birth-to-3 at-risk pre- kindergarten programs in Matteson Elementary School District 159 for four years and a parent-educator for the program for three years.
A former pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first-grade teacher in Blue Island School District 130, Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in early childhood education from Governors State University and a Master of Arts Degree in Educational School Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University.Brown's salary is $90,600, according to Valley View.