Credit: Hinsdale Township High School District 86
The Board of Education has named Pam Bylsma Assistant Superintendent for Academics. Bylsma will begin her contract with the district on July 1, 2014.
Bylsma’s appointment was approved by the District 86 Board of Education at its Feb. 13 meeting.
“It will be a privilege to work under Dr. Bruce Law’s leadership as the Assistant Superintendent for Academics during this time of significant transition in the field of education at the local, state, and national levels. Together with the staff, we will guide the continual improvement initiatives that will further the District’s mission, vision, and goals.”
Bylsma served as Assistant Principal and Dean of Students at Hinsdale Central High School for 11 years and achieved national recognition for the Character Counts! Education Program she helped to develop and administer during that time.
In addition, Bylsma worked on a variety of committees including co-chairing the district’s Instructional Improvement Process committee, organizing the Freshman Intervention Program, and initiatives in the areas of wellness, food service, and support staff development.
Most recently, Bylsma has served the community of Riverside Brookfield as Principal of Riverside Brookfield High School.
Her work in chairing the Joint Evaluation Committee that developed a new teacher observation and evaluation process will be invaluable to the district as we undertake the same.
In addition, her ongoing efforts in the development and implementation of curricular, instructional, and school improvement functions will provide an important backdrop to her role at the district level for leading academic initiatives.
“I am excited that Pam has agreed to join our team. She knows District 86,” said Superintendent Law. “She will be able to build on her success as principal at an excellent high school to lead us through this important transition in school, district, and teacher accountability. She will help us extend the Hinsdale D86 tradition of excellence.”
“I thank the Hinsdale District 86 Board of Education and Dr. Law for this vote of confidence and for the trust they have put in me. I pledge to build on the District’s tradition of excellence in order to ensure that all students can maximize their potential to develop the skills, knowledge, and interests required for a productive post-secondary experience and a successful, satisfying life.”