Breaking News Bar
updated: 2/17/2014 4:53 PM

New principal at Lake Zurich's Isaac Fox Elementary School

Success - Article sent! close
  • Lisa Gregoire will take over in July as principal at Isaac Fox Elementary School in Lake Zurich.

    Lisa Gregoire will take over in July as principal at Isaac Fox Elementary School in Lake Zurich.
    Courtesy Lake Zurich Unit District 95


Lisa Gregoire has been hired to take over as principal in July at Isaac Fox Elementary School in Lake Zurich.

Lake Zurich Unit District 95 board members voted 6-0 in favor of hiring Gregoire at a meeting last week. She'll replace the retiring Jill Brooks, who has been Isaac Fox's principal for the past 10 years.

District 95 Superintendent Michael Egan praised Brooks' tenure at Isaac Fox, while looking forward to Gregoire's start.

"Jill has set the bar very high," Egan said. "I'm confident Lisa possess the drive and skills to continue the tradition of excellence at Isaac Fox Elementary School."

District 95 board member Kathy Brown also had kind words for Brooks' work at Isaac Fox.

"Everybody knows what a wonderful, wonderful school it is," Brown said.

Gregoire, 47, is assistant principal at North Elementary School in Crystal Lake. She'll finish the academic season at the Crystal Lake Elementary District 47 school, then join Lake Zurich in July.

Her resume includes teaching fourth-grade mathematics, science and language arts at schools in Houston, Dallas and Garland, Texas. She also worked as an assistant principal in Houston.

District 95 board member Doug Goldberg said there was deep pool of candidates for the Isaac Fox job. He added it's a "double bonus" that Gregoire is a District 95 resident.

Isaac Fox, on Cuba Road in southwestern Lake Zurich, serves kindergarten through fifth grade. It had 544 students in the 2012-13 academic year, according to the current Illinois State Board of Education report card.

Twitter: @DHBobSusnjara

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.