Two administrative appointments to Champaign schools approved

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — The Champaign School Board voted to approve two administrative appointments at their meeting Monday night.

Current Westview Elementary School Vice Principal Dan Nock was appointed to become Carrie Busey Elementary School principal. He said his experience at Westview for the past three years has shaped how he will serve as a principal, and thanked the Westview community.

“Now as I transition to Carrie Busey Elementary School, I am filled with excitement and optimism for the future,” Nock said at the meeting. “I am carrying with me the knowledge and skills nurtured throughout my extensive educational experiences and am eager to contribute to the great things happening at Carrie Busey.”

Before Westview, Nock also worked in schools in Danville and Mahomet. His appointment is effective July 1.

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Rick Loy is the new assistant director of transportation for the school district, effective Tuesday. He has worked a Transportation Operations Supervisor in the school district since November.

“I know and understand the struggles we encounter everyday, and my goals is continue making improvements to ensure we minimize the issues we have faced in the past,” Loy said in a statement. “This is a job with little room for error as we safely transport over 2,000 children daily.”

Loy also served in the army for more than 15 years and previously taught military science at Eastern Illinois University.

Both appointments were unanimous.

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