Assistant principal in Park Ridge lauded for partnership building
Updated: September 24, 2012 6:05AM
PARK RIDGE — Rose Garlasco, assistant principal of Maine South High School in Park Ridge, is the recipient of the 2012 Reaching Out and Building Bridges Award from the Illinois Principals Association, according to a news release.
Sharing the award is the Joint Community Resource and Recovery Team (JCRRT) of Park Ridge.
The Reaching Out and Building Bridges Award was created to recognize a principal or assistant principal, as well as an agency, association or community member, displaying an outstanding effort in creating partnerships between schools, principals and organizations.
In her position as assistant principal Garlasco is responsible for student safety. When Maine Township High School District 207 received an Emergency Response and Management Grant in 2002, Garlasco was instrumental in developing the local JCRRT, said Kim Zinman of the Illinois Principals Association.
“Rose has been able, along with JCRRT members, to sustain this service to the schools and the community long after the grant ended,” Zinman said.
Garlasco will be recognized in October at a special ceremony during the Illinois Principals Association Fall Professional Conference in Peoria.
The IPA serves over 4,200 educational leaders statewide and exists to advance learning through educational leadership.