Taya Kinzie and Scott Bramley.

Associate Principal Taya Kinzie will soon be able to drop the word “associate” from her title.

Kinzie, the ETHS associate principal for student services, was named Monday night to replace current Principal Marcus Campbell, when Campbell takes over as District 202 superintendent on July 1.

Campbell is replacing Eric Witherspoon, who is retiring after 16 years on the job.

The Board of Education unanimously approved Kinzie to become principal/assistant superintendent, and also named Scott Bramley as assistant superintendent of human resources.

Bramley had been serving as interim HR director since the fall, following the departure of director Toya Campbell and assistant director Yolanda Hardy. Circumstances surrounding Campbell’s and Hardy’s leaving ETHS were never made public.

Kinzie began her ETHS career in 2004 as a social worker, and moved up through various positions over the years.

In a news release, Campbell said, “Dr. Kinzie’s empathetic and compassionate leadership has already made a tremendous impact on our community, and we are excited to have her continued leadership and care for our community in her new role.”

Bramley started at ETHS in 2012 as department chair for English and reading, and then became associate principal for instruction and literacy two years later. Bramley kept that associate position while also serving as acting HR director since last October.

Campbell said “Dr. Bramley is a systems thinker and problem solver who leads with humility.”

Jeff Hirsh joined the Evanston Now reporting team in 2020 after a 40-year award-winning career as a broadcast journalist in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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  1. Currently the only saving grace for public education in Evanston is the steady, top-tier, powerhouse of ETHS. So glad to see they are leaning on internal talent for their promotions.

    Hopefully, D65 and ETHS will never merge.

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