Our Principal

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Mr. Mike Berrie

Hello Panthers!

I am entering my third year as principal of Round Lake High School.  If this year is anything like the past two, it will be a fantastic year.  We have added many classes and created new opportunities for students to build a better connection to the school.  My goal, as principal, is to assure that each student is provided an experience that prepares them for their next stage in life, whatever that might be. 

I have been in education since 1994.  Eight of those years were spent in the classroom as a social studies teacher.  As an administrator, I have been a department chair, assistant principal, director of teaching and learning, and now principal.  I have also coached a number of sports, but soccer is where I spent most of my time when I was coaching.  I received my bachelor’s degree in political science from Northern Illinois University and then attended North Central College to obtain my teacher certification.  I went on to gain my master’s degree in educational leadership from Northeastern Illinois. Currently, I am taking doctoral classes in educational leadership through Concordia.  I live in Gurnee with my wife, Debra, and daughter, Lani, who is a junior at the University of Illinois.

Associate Principal for Curriculum and Instruction

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Mr. Dan Nicholas

I’m excited to be the new Associate Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at Round Lake High School.  It’s an honor to serve the students, staff, parents, and larger school community of RLHS.  I hope to help sustain an innovative, engaging, and meaningful learning environment so that all students are empowered to construct a thriving future.

This is my third year of administration at RLAS 116.  For the past two years, I’ve been the district Teaching & Learning Coordinator for Social Studies and Physical Education.  Before coming to Round Lake, I’ve worked as a social studies teacher, department chair, coach (basketball and golf), and lead advisor.  My undergraduate degree is in Social Sciences and I have a Masters in Educational Leadership.  My wife Kelly and I have 4 beautiful children who keep us busy and grateful.  In my free time, I enjoy photography, woodworking, and being outdoors.

Assistant Principal of Student Services

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Mr. Andrew McDowell

I am entering my eleventh year at Round Lake High School and my second year as Assistant Principal for Operations and Safety.  Having previously served  as a Science Teacher, Dean of Students, and Assistant Principal for Student Services, I have had the privilege of serving the school community in many different capacities. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Biology from UW-Oshkosh and then attended National Louis University earning a Masters   in Secondary Education and obtaining my teacher certification.  From there I attended Concordia University obtaining a Masters in Educational Leadership.  I live in Lindenhurst with my wife, Laura, and three children, Hank, Finn, and Knox. 

 

Assistant Principal of Educational Services

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Karla Richards

Associate Principal for Operations & Safety

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Mr. Mitch Berenson