Yorkville CUSD 115 is pleased to welcome Heather DiVerde to the district’s administrative staff. DiVerde was approved by the District 115 Board of Education as the director of facility operations on August 19.
DiVerde began working in District 115 in 2016 as the administrative assistant for the facility operations department. “During Heather DiVerde’s past three years working in facility operations, she has helped oversee all functions of the department. During that time she has earned the respect of the employees and proven her leadership and management capabilities,” said District 115 Superintendent Dr. Timothy Shimp. “Heather will provide a seamless transition as she works together with our construction consultant to continue the progress on our current projects and help us prepare for the future.”
DiVerde will immediately assume her new role, which was left vacant by Patrick Browne who left the district to start his own business.
As the director of facility operations, DiVerde will oversee the maintenance and management of the district’s approximately 200 acres of grounds and 13 buildings. The department consists of more than 60 employees who perform a variety of services including maintenance, custodial, plumbing, electrical, painting, carpentry, and mechanical.
“I am extremely excited and honored to be chosen as the next leader of the facility operations department,” DiVerde said. “I look forward to continue my work with the fantastic employees within the department to maintain the community’s assets and ensure students have a welcoming and safe environment in which to learn.”
DiVerde earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa and her Certified Professional Supervisor certification from the Illinois Association of School Business Officials. Her employment experience includes administrative assistant and management positions for area companies, as well as substitute teaching for District 115 students as part of a special education cooperative.
DiVerde resides in Yorkville and her two children have attended District 115 schools. While her children attended Grade Reserve Elementary School, DiVerde served as secretary and vice-president of the Grande Reserve Elementary School PTO Board.