Board of Education approves three administrative positions

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 11:49am

Champaign Unit 4 School District announces three administrative positions: Jaime Roundtree, principal of Booker T. Washington Elementary; Tasia Burks, assistant principal at Centennial High School; and Tyler Tester, assistant director of Kids Plus.

Jaime Roundtree appointed as Principal of Booker T. Washington effective July 1, 2019

Roundtree currently serves Unit 4 Schools as Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning and has held this position for five years. Prior to this position, Roundtree’s other Unit 4 administrative experience includes serving as Principal of Barkstall Elementary from 2012-2014, Assistant Principal of Bottenfield Elementary from 2010-2012, and Title I Summer School Principal for three summers.  He began his career in education as a 5th Grade Teacher at South Side Elementary in August 2005.

“I am incredibly excited to return to the campus level to work with the dedicated staff to build Booker T. Washington into a top-notch institution,” said Roundtree.

Roundtree earned his Bachelor of History from the University of Illinois in 1998. He earned his Master of Elementary Education in 2005 and Master of Educational Organization and Leadership in 2010, both from the University of Illinois. He is currently enrolled in the doctoral program at the U of I and anticipates completion of the program in May 2022.

Tasia Burks appointed as Assistant Principal at Centennial High School effective August 1, 2019

Burks joined Unit 4 Schools in July 2016 as the Assistant Principal at Kenwood Elementary and currently holds this position. 

Before joining Unit 4, Burks served as Dean of Students at Hope Academy Magnet School with Decatur School District 61 in Decatur.  She held this position from November 2014 through July 2016.  Prior to this, Burks was an 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher at Stephen Decatur Middle School from January 2008 through October 2014. 

Burks holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with endorsements in English-Language Arts and Social Sciences from Illinois State University (2007) and a Master of Science in Educational Administration from Eastern Illinois University (2012).  She also holds a Specialist Degree in Education from Eastern Illinois University (2017).

Tyler Tester appointed as Assistant Director of the Kids Plus Program effective May 13, 2019

Tester currently serves Unit 4 as a Teacher Aide with the Special Education Program.  He has held positions in the Functional Life Skills program at both Stratton Academy of the Arts and Jefferson Middle School.  Prior to joining Unit 4, Tester worked as an instructor with Developmental Services Center (DSC), Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation as an After-School Leader and as Building Supervisor/Intern with the Savoy Recreation Center. 

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management from Illinois State University (2015).