Crystal Lake, McHenry principals named regional principals of year

McHenry School District 15 Superintendent Josh Reitz (left) congratulates McHenry Middle School Principal Mike Glover (right) on receiving Middle School Principal of the Year for the Illinois Principals Association Kishwaukee Region.

Principals in McHenry School District 15 and Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 were named principals of the year by the Illinois Principal Association’s Kishwaukee region chapter, officials announced earlier this year.

Crystal Lake South High School’s Josh Nobilio and McHenry Middle School’s Mike Glover were recognized by the regional chapter on Jan. 25. The statewide recipient has not yet been named, but last year was McHenry High School East Campus Principal Jeff Prickett.

Nobilio began Crystal Lake South’s principal in 2017, previously working as the school’s student services coordinator for the six years prior, according to the district website.

He has collaborated with a team to create and implement student supports to increase student achievement at South and co-facilitated a parent advisory committee to re-design student services across the district, according to the website. Before taking on a leadership role, he was a social worker for three years and a special education teacher for three years.

Glover began work in District 15 at McHenry Middle School in 2009 as assistant principal and has been principal since 2012, according to a news release from District 15.

Glover has played an “integral role in numerous curricular, school improvement, assessment, and instructional initiatives,” District 15 Superintendent Josh Reitz said in the release.

“His efforts have improved McHenry Middle School and has positively impacted McHenry School District 15′s entire learning community,” Reitz said.

Assistant Superintendent Fred Laudadio called Glover a “complete package of intellect, honesty, and integrity and a true professional.”

“[Glover] views every student and educator as an individual who possesses incredible worth to any school, community or organization,” Laudadio said in the release.

In addition to being recognized at the Kishwaukee Region’s reception, Glover was honored Feb. 8 at the District 15 school board’s meeting. At the meeting, Glover spoke to the board and thanked them for the recognition.

“This is really about the team at [McHenry Middle School], it’s not about me,” Glover said at the meeting.

The Kishwaukee region is made up of Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, DeKalb and Kane counties, according to the Illinois Principals Association’s website.

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