Principals (from left) Derrick Smith (Sandburg), Abir Othman (Andrew) and Eric Olsen (Stagg) were honored at the District 230 board meeting October 28. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Principals (from left) Derrick Smith (Sandburg), Abir Othman (Andrew) and Eric Olsen (Stagg) were honored at the District 230 board meeting October 28. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

District 230 gearing up for Legacy Hall event

​By Jeff Vorva

The Legacy Hall Class of 2021 will be inducted on Nov. 12 and eight new members will be honored.

The list includes a couple of principals, a cop, an actor and a heart surgeon.

District Supt. Robert Nolting said at the Oct. 28 Consolidated High School District 230 board meeting that he was looking forward to the event, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park.

“We have folks from all three campuses who will be honored,” Nolting said. “It should be another great night. It’s one of the Foundation’s main events. We moved it to the fall, and we hope it’s an easier time for attendance. The spring is getting harder with schedules.”

Two Stagg alums will be honored. Tamarah Efein (2011) is a police officer in Hometown and manager of the Beauty and Beyond salon. Randolph Lange (1984) is a talent development services program coordinator for the LaGrange School District.

Sandburg is honoring a pair as well. Becky Johnson (1999) is a central region manager for k-12 Google for Education. Jeana Lietz (1996) is the principal at Oak Lawn High School.

For Andrew, Kyle Brand (2012), a social worker and Cabrini Green legal aid, Dr. Todd Gudausky (1991), a heart surgeon, Joseph London (1997) and actor and singer and Mariagnes Menden (1991) a principal of St. Nicholes of Toletine School.

Principals, board honored

The board recognized Stagg Principal Eric Olson and first-year Sandburg and Andrew principals Derrick Smith and Abir Othman respectively during National Principals month.

The school board was honored by the Illinois Association of School Boards for practice of effective governance and behaviors.

“Every action the board takes is based on the best information available at the time with a focus on preparing students for success in life,” Nolting said.

Going places

The board approved a handful of travel requests.

Sandburg athletes will head to Rochester, Minnesota Jan. 6 for a wrestling tournament.

A week later, Eagles students will head to Ann Arbor, Mich., for the Model United Nations Conference.

Sandburg’s dance team got the green light to attend a national meet Feb. 17 in Orlando, Fla.

Stagg’s baseball team was approved to attend a tournament in Gulf Shores, Ala., on March 25.

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