Toni Kappel joins CEC as a Project Consultant. She has served as a trainer, external coach, and consultant for the llinois school improvement plan, Rising Star. During that time, Toni worked with the Statewide System of Support assisting district and school teams to create their individual plans. In addition to her school improvement work, Toni has worked as a principal mentor, classroom management trainer, and an interim principal.
Toni retired in 2009, after 33 years in Community Consolidated School District 15, where she worked as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. Toni’s expertise in creating positive school climate and culture enabled her team to create a technology rich environment, resulting in a state and national Blue Ribbon Award. During her tenure with CCSD 15, she was fortunate to be a member of the district leadership team, as they received the Malcolm Baldrige National Award.
Toni holds a Master’s Degree in Administration from the University of Illinois, (1992), and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Western Illinois University, (1976).More CEC Staff & Consultants