Streamwood dean's assistant, football coach dismissed

Updated 12/18/2020 7:31 PM

Streamwood High School dean's assistant and head football coach Noel Rivera has been fired for having an inappropriate relationship with a student, Elgin Area School District U-46 officials have confirmed.

Rivera, a 2009 Streamwood graduate, was to have been in his first year as the Sabres' head coach until the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the season.


School board members unanimously approved Rivera's employment termination at their Monday meeting.

"The reason behind this dismissal was an inappropriate relationship with a female student," U-46 Superintendent Tony Sanders and Streamwood High Principal Jennifer VanDeusen said in a letter sent to the Streamwood High School community on Dec. 11. "In this case, we received credible information on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, that allowed us to immediately move forward with termination of this employee.

"We also immediately reported the case to the Department of Children and Family Services and local law enforcement," the letter said. "The victim contacted the police the same day she reported to us."

The letter said the Streamwood High School staff was informed of Rivera's dismissal on Dec. 11.

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