Franklin principal promoted to Moline School District Assistant Superintendent

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Todd DeTaeye photo from Moline School District

Franklin Elementary principal Todd DeTaeye will become Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the Moline School District

DeTaeye is replacing Matt DeBaene, who was reassigned to be Assistant Superintendent for Assessment and Accountability after Clint Christopher resigned to take a position in Minnesota.

DeTaeye was principal at Franklin for 12 years, and began his career in Moline in 1997 as a teacher at Garfield Elementary School.

DeTaeye has chaired the district’s committees on staff development and school structure as part of strategic planning, and he has contributed to the district’s continuous improvement training for staff.  His work has been recognized for excellence by several local organizations.

“Mr. DeTaeye has distinguished himself as a principal in the district. He has excellent relationship skills, has shown solid leadership in our efforts to improve student achievement, and will provide some continuity to our major work in the areas of Professional Learning Communities, Common Core State Standards, change leadership, teacher evaluation, balanced assessment, and co-teaching,” said Superintendent Dr. David Moyer.

“DeTaeye’s primary responsibilities will include evaluating principals, supervising elementary principals, managing the No Child Left Behind Title Grants, and supervising the implementation of the district’s professional development activities,” said a statement from the Moline School District.

Washington Elementary School principal Michelle Pittington will become the new principal at Franklin Elementary.  The district has begun a search to fill the vacant principal position at Washington.