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A Plan to Change

Waukegan District 60 is making a plan to create change for future students of Waukegan High School.  The School Board believes they need to start from the top and place a new principal to take charge and lead our school into successful future.  Thursday, April 19th, an open forum gave the community an opportunity to meet the candidates for this position, and to hear how each would bring Waukegan High School to a new level. Four students and a concerned mother also spoke at the forum expressing their expectations for our new principal. “We want our principal to be seen around school in constant interaction with students and staff. The principal should be seen at both campuses a few times a week and interact with everyone there, so [we] as students know who is leading our school,” said Brookside student Cierra Cunningham.

The four candidates are:  Brian E. Riegler, currently a high school principal in Crete, Illinois; Dr. Steven Hamlin, principal at the Washington Campus; Anthony Brezini, director of curriculum and instruction in Cicero, Illinois; and David Bain, transformational academic director of Waukegan High School. Each candiate was given three minutes to answer questions such as how to improve low ACT scores, the low African-American graduation rate, and participation. After hearing each of their responses, Dr. Donaldo Batiste said, “We are on a road to change.”  Waukegan is working hard to show students and parents that they care about our futures. The School Board seems to hope that the gift of a new principal will give WHS a new shot at becoming a better school.

–Eninna Solache, Brookside junior.

From top: David Bain, Anthony Brezini, Dr. Steve Hamlin, and Brian E. Riegler. .

The four canidates are: Bryan Rebleer, currently a high school principal in Crete, Illinois; Steven Hamlin, principal at the Washington Campus; Anthony Brezini, director of curriculum and instruction in Cicero, Illinois; and David Bain, transformational academic director of Waukegan High School. Each candiate was given three minutes to answer questions such as how to improve low ACT scores, the low African-American graduation rate, and participation. After hearing each of their responses, Dr. Donaldo Batiste said, “We are on a road to change.”  Waukegan is working hard to show students and parents that they care about our futures. The School Board seems to hope that the gift of a new principal will give WHS a new shot at becoming a better school.

–Eninna Solache, Brookside junior.

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