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Christine Droba Named Director of Curriculum

Christine Droba

The North Palos School District 117 board of education has approved the appointment of Christine Droba as the new Director of Curriculum. Mrs. Droba currently serves as the team leader at Oak Ridge.

She replaces Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Melissa Murphy, who took an assistant superintendent position in Wheaton-Warrenville SD 200.

Mrs. Droba said she knew from an early age she wanted to become a teacher. “I was really young, probably 5 or 6, and we were always playing school,” she remembered from her days growing up in Evergreen Park. “I had some really amazing teachers who were compassionate and really challenged me to be my best.

She said she also has an aunt who was a teacher and who influenced her education.

After grammar school, she took her academic and athletic prowess to Mother McAuley High School in Chicago where she excelled in volleyball and in the classroom. Mrs. Droba attended Vanderbilt University on a full academic scholarship while double-majoring in elementary education and child development.

She also earned a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Olivet Nazarene University.

“I knew immediately upon taking courses at Vanderbilt that I was in the right profession,” she said. “I just knew it. I was inspired and challenged at the same time.”