On April 23, Erik Friedman was appointed principal of Walker Elementary School, effective June 30. Mr. Friedman is currently the assistant principal at Washington Elementary School. He previously was the school social worker at Lincolnwood Elementary School from August 2003 until 2010. He has a Master of Arts in School Leadership from Concordia University, a Master of Social Work from Loyola University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Illinois.

Karen Evans, Principal of Walker School is set to retire on June 30.

On April 23, Superintendent Hardy Murphy also announced that Lora Taira will be chief information officer and that Joyce Bartz will be director of special services for District 65. They previously held these positions on an interim basis.