Principal Selection Process

After Mr Patino notified the Local School Council (LSC) that he will be leaving New Field at the end of the 2016-2017 school year and submitted his resignation, the LSC voted to begin the principal selection process on March 22. The LSC is the elected body that is responsible for selecting the next principal and awarding him/her a four-year contract. The LSC adopted this timeline for the selection process, although it is subject to revision. The LSC will be working closely throughout the process with the Chief of Network 2, Eduardo Cesario, as well as Luis Garcia-Juarez of the Office of Local School Council Relations. 

The LSC welcomes input from parents, teachers, staff, and community members during public comment at all LSC meetings. You can also email the LSC any questions, concerns, anecdotes, or other input about the principal selection process to Messages sent to this email address will be kept confidential and will only be read in closed session by the members of the LSC. 

The LSC will be hosting a Community Forum with our three Finalists on Wednesday, May 24, at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria. All are welcome to come and hear from our Finalists: Conrey Callahan, Heather Connolly, and Tomás Reyes. Members of the staff will also have the opportunity to meet with each individual Finalist in three Staff Forums held before the Community Forum. There will be an opportunity for audience members to provide written feedback on Finalists to the LSC. 


1707 West Morse Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626

Carlos A. Patiño, Principal
Conrey Callahan, Assistant Principal

1707 West Morse Avenue, Chicago, IL 60626 • TEL: (773) 534-2760 || FAX: (773) 534-2773
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