Oswego East Principal Leaving District 308
Mar 25, 2014 08:00AM
● By Steven Jack
Dr. Louis Lee, principal at Oswego East High School, is leaving his position after just a year in District 308.
According to a statement on the Indian Prairie School District 204 website, Lee was hired Monday night as assistant superintendent for teaching and learning.
Lee took over the leadership position at OEHS in July 2013.
“Dr. Lee has served OEHS and School District 308 extremely well. Although disappointed in his decision to leave at this time, I understand the attraction of the district administrative position offered to him,” said Superintendent Matthew Wendt. “He and I discussed this difficult decision, but the promotion to a district-level leadership role aligns with his long-term professional goals. He worked in Indian Prairie School District as an assistant principal in the past, and his return to that school district to assume a promotion is understandable.”
Since 2009 Lee has taught curriculum and instruction and educational organization and administration courses at Lewis University in Romeoville. He also recently worked as an assistant principal in District 204.
Lee said the decision to leave OEHS was a difficult one.
“My decision was made with much thought, prayer, and varying degrees of reflection. I did not anticipate an opportunity like this to be presented,” Lee said. “It has always been a lifelong dream of mine to serve as principal in a district and school that focuses on student achievement and excellence. That dream was realized when I accepted the principal’s position at Oswego East. The way staff, students, and the community embraced me and allowed me to become part of their family is something I am truly grateful for and will never forget.”
Lee will remain at OEHS through June 30. His position will be posted for hire on March 26.