— The Garfield School District in Illinois is no longer a football school.
It’s been a community-focused, academically-focused school, and it’s no longer the Garfield College of Business.
The school’s new leadership team and administrators say the district’s new identity and focus are about embracing diversity.
Garfield’s new administration has made the school’s first year a success story, with more than 10,000 students enrolled, more than $15 million in scholarships and nearly 300 new full-time faculty positions.
The district also opened the first Garfield community center, the Garfields Community Center, to provide affordable housing for the first time.
Garfields is still a school of football, but it’s a different place than it was a few years ago.
Now, it’s one of the most diverse high schools in Illinois.
“We’re a school that is very culturally and historically diverse,” Garfields’ new principal, Michelle K. Davis, said.
“There is a lot of room for growth in terms of our students, our faculty, our staff, our community.
That’s what we’re trying to achieve.”
Garfields principal Michelle K Davis and President Michael W. Haggerty talk about the new Garfields administration at the start of a meeting at the school on Oct. 11, 2019.
Gargrounds new leadership Team members of the Garlands new leadership staff meet in the school auditorium.
The new Garfield administration has been in place since the end of the school year.
It was announced in August that Davis and her colleagues would be leaving to run the university.
They had been working as principal for the previous two years and were on their first full-term assignment, starting the school this fall.
Davis has a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University.
The president of Garfields has a bachelor of arts degree in political science and a master of education degree from Chicago Public Schools.
Garlands president Michael Haggerties new administration also includes a new board of directors, the first of its kind in the district.
The Garfields board of trustees is made up of five former Garfields football players, two former Garlands football coaches and three former coaches of the university’s basketball team.
Garields current board of trustees include the president of the University of Illinois, a retired Garfields student-athlete and two former university professors.
Davis said Garfields students have come to know and like Davis.
She said she and her team are “proud of Garfield.
Garms students have grown up with the football program.
We know the team has been here all their lives.
We’re proud of Garlands students and proud of our football program.”
Garfield football players talk with other football players during a football practice in Garfields, Ill., on Monday, Oct. 13, 2019, during the first day of spring football practice.
Gar fields new leadership In its first year, Garfields new leadership group is a diverse group of people who are not necessarily football fans, Davis said.
They are all parents, teachers, parents and other school leaders, she said.
Gar Fields students, including football players and staff, talk about their first year at Garfields on Oct., 11, 2020.
Davis added that there are people in Garfield who are “trying to make the change” in their lives and families, but she said she doesn’t want to be a “punch line” for people to say that they have to change their way of life.
Davis also said that Garfields people have been very welcoming of Gar Fields football players.
Davis emphasized that Garfield students and staff have been able to be successful and become successful because of the support they’ve received from the Garstons community.
GarFields new leadership board members at the beginning of the new year.
Garstedns new leadership administration includes former football players Michael Hagan, left, and Michelle Davis.
Davis and Hagan also work together as the president and vice president of academic affairs.
Davis announced in July that she was leaving to be the district superintendent.
She has been a Garfields administrator for eight years.
Hagan has served as the school district’s assistant superintendent for academic affairs since 2014.
Davis will serve as a member of the board of administrators for the next four years.
“I have no intention of stepping away from my responsibilities at Garstens public schools,” Davis said in a statement.
“My role with the Garsted’s Board of Trustees is to support the administration and the faculty of Garstfields.”
Davis said that she is “optimistic” about the direction Garfields will take.
Davis is a member and former football coach of the Chicago Bears, where she played for nine seasons, from 1998 to 2002.
Garstal High School was founded in 1899 as Garfield University.
Garst University opened in 1910, and Garst was the first public university in the United States to offer undergraduate degree programs.