The Board of Education approved the hiring of Mr. Edward Amos to serve as the principal of Glenbrook Evening School, effective August 29.
Mr. Amos has experience as a school counselor, assistant principal and dean of students in both Chicago Public Schools and School District U-46. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts from Hawaii Pacific University, Master of Arts from Roosevelt University, and Master of Education from DePaul University, where he is currently enrolled in a doctoral program for educational leadership.
"I am incredibly humbled by the opportunity to serve the families of the evening school and I am eager to begin building on the rich history of this program by starting a new chapter for our students and faculty,” said Amos.
Mr. Amos was selected from a talented pool of candidates by an interview committee comprised of teachers and administrators who believe he is strong leader, who will be able to relate to his student population and inspire those who struggle academically. One committee member stated, “He believes in all students, and is passionate about relationships, connections, and getting to know every student and staff member.”
“I am excited about the leadership and vision he will bring to the program given his passion and commitment to support all students,” said his soon-to-be supervisor, assistant superintendent for educational services Dr. Rosanne Williamson. “In his experiences as a school counselor, assistant principal and dean of students, Mr. Amos has put into practice and facilitated organizational changes that promoted academic, behavioral and social-emotional interventions grounded in restorative practices.”