Minooka High School Principal Resigns

The board also hired an interim superintendent.

Minooka Principal Darcie Kubinski submitted her resignation on Thursday. Credit: FIle photo
Minooka Principal Darcie Kubinski submitted her resignation on Thursday. Credit: FIle photo
Minooka Community High School Principal Darcie Kubinski submitted her resignation to the board of education on Thursday, according to the Herald-News.

The resignation came after teachers voted "no confidence" in Kubinski and then-Superintendent Jim Colyott in December. The board voted in May to terminate Colyott, although his contract does not expire until next June.

In addition to approving Kubinski's resignation, the board on Thursday also hired former Lombard Elementary School District 44 Superintendent Jim Blanche as interim superintendent, according to the Herald-News. Click here to read the full article.

Kubinski was hired by Minooka Community High School District in 2012. Prior to that, she spent nearly a decade working for Plainfield School District 202, where she held several roles, including school psychologist and associate principal of Plainfield Central High School.
C. Bear 34 July 19, 2014 at 10:20 AM
This is great news for the school! The days of buying spots on sports teams, inappropriate business relationships, retaliation and bullying students whose parents dare speak out is now over! If she needs help cleaning her office I would be glad to help expedite that!
Will Teach July 19, 2014 at 10:32 AM
If you think the things you listed came with Kubinski, you are sadly mistaken. These are not things she stands for, they have been going on for years, hence the resistance to change she has been faced with. With that said, I think you'll find many who would speak to her attempts to change the culture you describe & I hope those strides continue with the next administration. Good luck MCHS!
LaRue July 19, 2014 at 10:51 AM
Well stated Will Teach!
C. Bear 34 July 19, 2014 at 11:03 AM
All I can do is go off of first hand knowledge, and she did do all those things. My child was harassed at times by teammates and the principal because we spoke up. It is interesting that almost all the parties involved (super, principal and the coach) are now all gone. You are right about 1 thing, she was not alone, the AD should be next to fall.
Minooka mom July 19, 2014 at 11:06 AM
I could not agree with will teach more. I am glad she tried to change the culture that had been in place prior to her arrival. I agree with you that I hope the attempted changes continue, but I am not hopeful in light of our recently elected Board of Education.


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