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updated: 10/21/2013 3:22 PM

Mundelein High School board could hire principal Tuesday

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Mundelein High School students and teachers could learn the identity of their next principal Tuesday.

The District 120 board is expected to interview the final candidate for the post in a special, closed-door meeting set for 5:30 p.m. at the school, 1350 W. Hawley St.

The panel could vote on the matter in a regularly scheduled meeting set to start after an unrelated 6:30 p.m. public hearing.

Anthony Kroll has served as Mundelein's interim principal since Lauren Fagel resigned in June. He previously had served as the school's director of curriculum and instruction.

Fagel left Mundelein High to become an assistant superintendent in two districts, Lake Forest Elementary District 67 and Lake Forest High School District 115.

At the time, officials said they would delay hiring a new principal for a year so the district's next superintendent could participate in the search. Current Superintendent Jody Ware is set to retire after the 2013-14 term.

The process was shortened because the students, parents and board members who were part of the search team identified the best candidate sooner than expected, Ware told the Daily Herald.

Three additional candidates were considered for the post, Ware said.

Ware's replacement hasn't been named yet.

Ware and Fagel both joined the district in 2008.

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