Our Principal

Mr. Mike Berrie

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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

Mr. Dan Nicholas

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Mr. Dan Nicholas

"I’m excited to join the RLHS family as the new Associate Principal.  As the district Social Studies & PE Coordinator for the past two years, I’ve been able to see the exceptional work being done at the high school, and am looking forward to being at the school on a daily basis to be able to work more closely with the staff there as we pursue excellence on behalf of our students."

- Mr. Nicholas

Mr. Nicholas is in his third year of administration at RLAS 116.  For the past two years, he has been the district Teaching & Learning Coordinator for Social Studies and Physical Education.  Previously, Dan has worked as a social studies teacher, department chair, coach (basketball and golf), and lead advisor.  He has an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences and a graduate degree in Educational Leadership.  Dan and his wife Kelly have 4 beautiful children who keep him busy and grateful.  In his free time, he enjoys photography, woodworking, and being outdoors.

Assistant Principal of Student Services

Mr. Tim Jackson

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Mr. Tim Jackson

Assistant Principal

Mr. Jackson has worked in Round Lake since 2007.  Prior to coming to RLHS, he was Assistant Principal at JTMMS.  Before that, he taught Social Studies at Round Lake High School for seven years and served two years as the Dean of Students. During his time at RLHS he was a baseball coach, the scholastic bowl coach, was an athletic department coordinator, and summer school site director.  He also taught Social Studies for three years at Huntley High School.

Mr. Jackson is a huge sports fan. He enjoys rooting for the White Sox, the Bears, the Blackhawks, and Notre Dame. He really enjoys attending games of his favorite teams and tries to do this as much as he can. He also loves umpiring baseball games, reading, golfing (not very well), spending time with his wife (who is also a school administrator),his family, and his dog Gipper. He is close with family. He is the oldest of four boys and his wife is one of 4 girls, so he has a big family.

 

Associate Principal for Operations & Safety

Mr. Andrew McDowell

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Mr. Andrew McDowell

I am entering my tenth year at Round Lake High School.  For the first four years, I  worked in the science dept. teaching Chemistry and Biology, while also serving as Dean of Students.  After that, I worked as Assistant Principal for Operations and Safety, then moved into the role of Assistant Principal of Student Services.  I am currently the Assistant Principal for Operations and Safety for Round Lake High School.  I live in Lindenhurst with my wife, Laura, and three children, Hank, Finn, and Knox.