During a regular meeting last month, the Proviso Township High Schools District 209 Board of Education unanimously approved a contract extension for a top administrator.
The board approved a two-year contract for Nicole Howard, assistant superintendent for Academics and Student and Family Services, during a regular meeting on Nov. 13.
Howard was hired in that role in 2017 at a salary of $156,960. This most recent contract features a salary of $164,902, a 5 percent increase.
Before coming to Proviso, Howard worked as a chief academic officer and math department chair at North Lawndale Preparatory High School for 10 years. She has also worked at Academy of Urban School Leadership and Chicago Public Schools. She has a doctorate in Education from the University of Illinois Chicago.
According to the job description, the assistant superintendent for Academics and Student and Family Services is responsible “for working collaboratively with instructional leaders to ensure that the district is offering a rigorous curriculum aligned with state and national standards,” among other responsibilities.