STEPS Principal Named
Kim Maloney was appointed principal of District 204's STEPS program starting July 1, 2018. Kim is a familiar administrator in the district, holding past positions at both the high school and middle school level. Since 2015, she has been an assistant principal at Metea Valley High School. She also served as an assistant principal for five years at Gregory Middle School. In both positions she was the administrator who oversaw the special education program in the schools. Her responsibilities included facilitating parent meetings for education plans, coordinating instruction for homebound students and students attending educational programs outside the district, and overseeing the vocational and Special Olympics programs. She also helped to create the first sensory room for students with special needs at Metea Valley High School.
Outside of District 204, Kim gained administrator experience while working at as a dean at Plainfield North High School and athletic director at Hinsdale South High School. During her nine years of classroom teaching, she was twice recognized with the Who's Who Among America's Teachers Award and was nominated for a Golden Apple Award.
Kim earned her bachelor's degree in education from DePaul University, her master's degree in educational leadership from Aurora University, and her special education endorsement from College of St. Francis.