Joey Bonanotte, who has taught band at in Darien for the past seven years, has been named the school's new assistant principal. Although the decision was made final on Tuesday, Bonanotte has been learning the ropes of the position for the past three years, having been a part of District 61's administrative internship program.
"Joey’s going to be a great asset here. He’s very involved in the school, has a great connection with parents, staff and students. His high energy style and work ethic is beyond reproach," said Lace Elementary School Principal Marty Casey. "It was a kind of a logical choice for him to be selected."
Bonanotte, a Homewood resident, moves into the position vacated by Amy Brundage after she moved to Colorado.
"I’ve always enjoyed working with parents ... there's a pretty large population involved in the music program, and I've enjoyed being connected with community members," said Bonanotte.
Bonanotte will continue in his position as band director, along with taking on his new responsibilities as assistant principal.